Friday, December 25, 2009

On the road againl

[Note: We are actually in southern Virginia right now, but I wrote the following last night. It failed to post because our internet connection was -- well -- shoddy.]

Friends, we are in Memphis, Tennessee, hunkered down at the Doubletree (thank you, Priceline Hotels!) after Day One of Interminable Driving.

Guess what? Turns out it's actually a really shoddy idea to take a road trip on Christmas Day, that is if you actually want to eat hot food for one of your meals.

We found the only restaurant on God's green earth, I mean Memphis, that was open, and it was a stinky, smoky, sports bar, and they kicked my kids out for being under 21. And as it turns out, it's also a shoddy idea to mess with me when I'm experiencing low blood sugar. I might bite your head off. Then you might offer us takeout food and I might cry while waiting for my food because I feel GUILTY AS SIN for biting your head off, and then I might leave you a very generous tip.

The Professor took the kids down to the indoor pool, after they managed to smear ketchup on the bedding and spill tea on the bedside phone and the bottom of his laptop. Good times, good times.

Ah, road travel!


Jenni said...

Wow. Not fun! Just remember, it's not the destination, but the journey, that makes life so interesting! I'm sure I'll have some equally interesting adventures to report as of tomorrow. :)

Vanessa said...

Sounds c-r-a-z-y.

Stephanie said...

Now THAT sounds like a Rodriguez family vacation! You will find as you gain distance from this particular travel day, that it will become the source of much amusement to your family, as in Remember that time we were in Memphis on Christmas day and Mom & Dad tried to take us to a BAR! and then we smeared ketchup everywhere in our room and then we got to go swimming!

Can't imagine you biting anyone's head off, BTW. :)

cjoy said...

I remember driving on Christmas Day one year...for future reference, look for a Waffle House, but expect it to have a line out the door. That was all we could find for quite some distance.