Monday, December 26, 2005

Christmas Travels

For once I woke everybody up in my household this morning. 7 am on the dot. Get up because Santa Claus came last night. We opened presents, dismantled the tree and threw it out in the back yard before 9 am. We were on the road by 10:15 am.

First stop 10:50 am. Hoping the Burger King that was attached to the gas station was open NOPE. Cinnamon rolls and chocolate donuts for breakfast.

Second stop 1 pm. Choctaw Nation gas station and Casino. Gassed up and hoped that they fried up some goodies such as corn dogs, wings, etc. No such luck.

Third stop 2:15 pm. Another gas station. Diaper change and we all used the facilities. Microwaved 2 packages of White Castle burgers to share with the family.

Fourth stop 4:15 pm. We planned a stop 33 miles into Missouri at our friend's parent's house. Stretched and got a ham sandwich to go....on homemade bread too!

Fifth stop 6:45 pm. Had to gas up in some one gas station town. Wanted a Pepsi, but was too afraid to venture inside amongst the locals who had stopped by to smoke and talk about their own Christmas adventures.

Sixth stop 7:30 pm. Rolla Missouri. We stopped at an AWESOME Mobil "On the Run" station. 44 oz. Pepsi. This place was filled with "APU" relatives. Nice college students that were obviously new to the country.

Seventh stop 8:20 pm. Sullivan Missouri at a Jack in the Box to change a diaper and possibly fill my disgruntled 18 month old with a healthy cheeseburger. 25 minute ORDEAL!

Grandmas 9:45pm. About 15 minutes later than my original ETA....thanks to the Jack in the Box misAdventure.

What you can do on Christmas day: buy gas, gamble, stay at a hotel, visit Adult XXX Superstores.
What you can't do: EAT a normal fastfood dinner. You could eat at the numerous Wafflehouses along the way.

Pigs has to be disappointed that my 600 mile trip experienced 7 stops and took 11 1/2 hours. So sad and most of it revolved around finding FOOD!


kvkid said...

Becky and I had the same problem trying to get out of St.Louis Christmas afternoon. The only places to eat were gas stations and Chinese food joints. We had a hot dog from QT and moved on. I hope you all had a great Christmas.

The MAN Fan Club said...

Reply to kvkid: I WISH we could have come across a QT because I know I would have had a few hot food choices. Just had one of their chicken Taquitos for breakfast.

Yes, the Chinese operate on a different schedule. The donut place by our house was open Thanksgiving day. Probably yesterday too.

Pigs said...

So, diet starts when? ;o) I'm going to be your food nazi! You need a notebook for all of your deals and your eating!!

Billy V said...

i stopped at an adult superstore recently. I needed some reading glasses, some prostate supplements and some Depends undergarments. Boy, was my face red!

The MAN Fan Club said...

Reply to pigs: I need to start my diet ASAP. Saw myself on video today. It was from the Hurrican Katrina era and I'm sure I weigh more now with all my food deals.

The MAN Fan Club said...

Reply to billyv: I thought I saw your Honda there. I figured you were just handing out tracts and witnessing to Baptist deacons.

Billy V said...

i forgot to call, when is a good time to call?

The MAN Fan Club said...

We'll be in and out. My mom is looking for a new car. May get an Ameghetti's sandwich today. MMMmmmm.

Call and leave your number.

bev said...

We've made the same travel mistake on Thanksgiving in the past. Our plan was to go get bagels and such at Bread Co. and eat on the way out of town. No love. I think we did the Quick Trip doughnut thing.

As for the time it took...over the summer we went to Elephant Rock which is normally 1 1/2 hours from St. Louis. It took us THREE hours! And I don't have anyone in diapers.

Maybe I should...

"Ms. Cornelius" said...

You came all the way up here and you ate White Castle????

At least St. Louis has a lot of hospitals.

Which one should I send the flowers to after the coronary?

Hub and I used to pride ourselves on how fast we could get to New Mexico. Then we had kids. Since one cannot feed a baby the natural way while the baby is in a car seat, we learned about every rest stop from Joplin to Tucumcari. It was not pretty. We were passed by the same little old lady in '72 Buick seven times!

The MAN Fan Club said...

REply to BEV: Hey, they were only supposed to take a 3 hour tour on Gilligans Island.

The MAN Fan Club said...

Reply to MS: It sounds like the Tortoise and the Hare race and you just had to feed a baby.

Ah, Joplin. Trucking capital of the world.