Do Crocodiles Actually Cry Big Crocodile Tears?

Vacation! It’s coming soon!

Do you know the last time we went on a real vacation? A real getaway? Me neither.

In a few weeks we are going to pack 900 pounds of stuff into the back of Momma’s truck, and guess what…it is all Ace’s!

Seriously, how can such a little guy require so much stuff? The list of stuff to pack is 3 or 4 pages long!

Anyways, if we manage to successfully drive the overloaded vehicle (at what point are you required to stop at the weigh stations with the semis?) halfway across the country, we are going to be in for some good fun in the sun!

So you are probably imagining a beach somewhere,  South Carolina? Florida? Nope, and nope…Iowa!  Yes, I said it…Iowa!

Seriously! We are driving to Iowa to visit some old friends, and we are staying at one of those hotels that have the indoor water park! I’m excited! (I’m really a 12 year old in a…man I hate to say it…almost 30 year old’s body)

Not only do they have an indoor water park, the hotel is located on a lake for some outdoor water fun as well!

I’m so excited!

Even though all of this puts a big smile on my face there is one thing about the trip that I’m sure will make me cry big crocodile tears…

The gas prices make me cry big crocodile tears!
I think I cried 23.743 gallons after filling up my truck. 🙁

I plan on taking a record number of pictures on our road trip, as long as I remember the camera (and we don’t have to pawn it off to pay for gas to make it all the way home) 😆 .  I should have some good shots to show all of ya’s .

Oh yeah!  If the weather cooperates, Ace will be visiting the zoo for the first time this weekend!  Please don’t rain! 🙂

This summer is going to be sooo much fun! 😀


  1. Greg says:

    Aw man I don’t even wanna hear about gas prices! Right now we’re in Chicago visiting the folks, and gas is well over FOUR FREAKIN’ DOLLARS! You’re talking about having to pawn your camera to pay for gas, I might have to pawn my CAR to pay for gas, although that makes no sense whatsoever.

  2. Stephanie says:

    Hey – I’m in Iowa! Are you staying at the Grand Harbor by chance? It’s only about an hour from me! LOL! You’ll have a great time!

  3. CableGirl says:

    Yup, gas is over 4 dollars here too. Sucks big monkey butt. At least I have a small very fuel efficient car. Of course I couldn’t fit 900 lbs of baby gear in the back of it.

    Which reminds me. thought you might like this. My husband always says that going anywhere with MJ is like moving the 4th armored calvary division because of all the gear. Seriously, how can an 18 month old need that much stuff.

    Imagine when you do end up with more than one. You’ll need a U-Haul.

    Have a great trip

  4. Cost me 78EURO to fill a ford focus the other day… thats a 100usd, and half the automobile….

  5. Frugal Dad says:

    $94.00 is enough to cry over, but like Xbox points out in his comment, we still have it lucky!

  6. Amber says:

    HAVE FUN GUYS!!!!!!!!!!

  7. […] plan for our big vacation to Iowa, and realize that the cost of gas might just make us cry the whole way […]

  8. Boji Girl says:

    Iowa does have a great beach in Okoboji!

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