An Accidental Tourist
All Aboard for fun!!
Architecture - shows the history of a building and civilization who built it.
ARE WE THERE YET!!!!
Calories Don't Count While On Vacation
Crusin' down the river … that lazy river.
A day in the country is worth a month in town
Desert Heat - but it's a dry heat
Did you ever notice that the first piece of luggage on the carousel never
belongs to anyone?
- Erma Bombeck
Do not follow where the path may lead,
Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Raulph Waldow Emerson
Dream Cruse on a hot summer night
Ease on down the road
Don't you carry nothin' that might be a load
Just ease on down, ease on down the road.
- The Wiz
Enjoy the view
Escape to paradise/ heaven/ your dreams
Going, going, gone.
Great Get Away Adventures
Head for the Boarder
Heathrow Airport (London) has been described as the only building site to have
it's own airport.
Here there and everywhere
I know it hurts to say goodbye, but it's time for me to fly.
- REO Speedwagon
If a woman's place is in the home, than why am I always in my car?
If God had really intended men to fly,
He'd make it easier to get to the airport.
- George Winters
If you are taking a road trip remember -
It's not the destination but the journey with screaming kids in the back that
will drive you crazy.
If you begin to look like your passport photo, it's time to go home.
- Erma Bombeck
If you do not know where you are going, every road will get you nowhere.
- Henry Kissinger
It goes without saying that you should never have more children than you have car windows.
- Erma Bombeck
It's no coincidence that in no known language does the phrase "As pretty as an
- Douglas Adams
Nor "Quiet as an airport".
It's so easy to lose track of time while on vacation.
I've got ramblin' on my mind
Laughter is an instant vacation. And you should go often.
Let's go crusin'
Let's go surfin' now …everybody's learnin' how… come on a safari with me!
- Beach Boys
Life is a highway … I want to ride it all night long.
- Tom Cochrane
Life style of the rich and famous.
The little engine that could. I think I can! I think I can! I think I can!
- Watty Piper
Lose yourself for just a little while.
May your vacation be filled with relaxing sunsets, cool drinks,
and sand between your toes.
No place is boring if you've had a good night's sleep and have a pocket full of
- Robert Adams
Not all who wander are lost
Off the beaten path
On the beach we forget to count the days.
On the open road
On the Road Again
- Willie Nelson
Passport to Paradise
Places to go, people to see, and things to do
Planes, trains and automobiles
Put some WOW in your Luau!
Relax - Kick off your shoes - Put your feet up - Unwind
Relax, refresh, recharge, renew, revive, and rediscover yourself!
Rest and Relax - It doesn't get much better than this!
A Restful Retreat
The Road Not Taken
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth.
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same.
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
- Robert Frost
The Roaming Gnome (Travelocity)
Run for the Boarder
(My kids are teenagers and they still fight for the front passenger seat.)
State of mind
Snowed in and loving it!
Take pride in how far you have come and have faith in how far you can go.
To boldly go where no one has gone before!
- Gene Roddenberry,
This is Traveling LIGHT? / Travelin' Light
(husband packs a toothbrush - wife 4 suitcases)
Treasures from the Sea
(shell hunting / fishing / crabs and lobsters)
Tropical breezes and blowing palm trees
Two roads diverged into a wood, and I -- I took the one less traveled by.
And that has made all the difference.
- Robert Frost
Two tickets to paradise… pack your bags we'll leave tonight.
- Eddy Money
Up Up and Away
We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring
will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.
- T. S. Eliot
We'll leave the light on for you.
- Tom Bowdette, Motel 6
When you arrive at a fork in the road, take it.
- Yogi Berra
The Wild Wild West
Winter Get-Away /Hide-Away
You're not lost. You are locationally challenged.
- John M. Ford
Your private island
States and their mottoes / nicknames:
Alabama: We dare defend Our Rights --
Heart of Dixie / Cotton State / Stars Fell on Alabama
Alaska: North to the future --Last Frontier / Great Land
Arizona: God enriches --Grand Canyon State / Apache State / Copper State
Arkansas: The people rule --Natural State / Bear State / Land of opportunity /
California: Eureka - I have found it! --Golden State / Land of Milk and Honey / El Dorado State / Land of the Fires / Grape State
Colorado: Nothing without God's will --
Centennial State / Buffalo Plains State / Highest State / Mother of Rivers /
Rocky Mountain Empire
Connecticut: He who transplanted sustains -- Constitution State / Land of
steady habits / Nutmeg state / Provisions state
Delaware: Liberty and Independence -- First State / Diamond State / small
wonder / Blue Hen state
District of Columbia: (no motto) -- The District / The Federal City
Florida: In God We Trust -- Sunshine State / Peninsula state / Hurricane State /
Tropical State / God's Waiting Room / Everglades state / Citrus state / Flower
state / Manatee state / orange state
Georgia: Wisdom, justice and moderation --
Peach State / Empire state of the South / Goober State (peanuts)
Hawaii: The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness --
Aloha State / Pineapple state / rainbow state
Idaho: Let it be perpetual -- Gem state / Spud state (potatoes)
Illinois: State sovereignty, national union --
Land of Lincoln / Prairie state / Corn State
Indiana: The crossroads of America -- Hoosier State / Hospitality State
Iowa: Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain --
Hawkeye state / Tall Corn State / Land of Rolling Prairie / Cyclone state
Kansas: To the stars through adversity --
Sunflower State /Bleeding Kansas / Jayhawk State / Wheat State
Kentucky: United we stand divided we fall --
Louisiana: Union, justice, and confidence --
Pelican State /Bayou State / Creole State / Sportsman's Paradise / Sugar State
Maine: I Direct -- Pine Tree State / The Border State / Down East / Vacationland
Maryland: Manly deeds, womanly words --
Old Line State /Cockade State / Free State / Monument State / Terrapin State / Crab State
Massachusetts: By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty --
Bay State / the Commonwealth / Colony State / Texachusetts
Michigan: If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you / I will defend --
The Great Lakes State / Mitten State / Winter and Water Wonderland / Wolverine
State / The Car Capital of the World
Minnesota: The star of the North / I long to see what is beyond --
North Star State / Gopher State / Land of 10,000 Lakes / Land of Lakes / Land
of Sky Blue Waters
Mississippi: By valor and arms -- Magnolia State / Hospitality State
Missouri: The welfare of the people is the highest law --
Show me State / Bullion State / Cave State / Gateway State / Lead state / Ozark state
Montana: Gold and silver state -- Treasure State / Big Sky Country / The Last Best Place
Nabraska: Equality before the law -- Cornhusker State / Beef State / Tree Planter State
Nevada: All for our country -- Silver State / Battle Born State / Sagebrush State
New Hampshire: Live Free or Die -- Granite State / Mother of Rivers / White Mountain State
New Jersey: Liberty and prosperity --
Garden State / The Crossroads of the Revolution / The Tomato State / First
Light State (Edison in Menlo Park)
New Mexico:It grows as it goes --
The Land of Enchantment / Cactus State / Colorful State / Land of Sunshine /
New Andalsuia / The Outer Space State
New York: Ever upward! -- The Empire State
North Carolina: To be rather than to seem --
Old North State / Tar Heel State / North Cackalacky / Turpentine State
North Dakota: Liberty and union, now and forever,
one and inseparable
/ Strength from the soil --
Peace Garden State / Flickertail State /Rough Rider State / Sioux State
Ohio: With God, all things are possible --
Buckeye State / Birthplace of Aviation (Wright Brothers)
/ Mother of modern Presidents
Oklahoma: Labor conquers all things -- The Sooner State / Land of the Red Man
Oregon: She flies with her own wings --
Beaver State / Union State / Pacific Wonderland / Sunset state
Pennsylvania: Virtue, Liberty, and Independence --
the Keystone State / Liberty Bell State / Quaker State / Independence State
Rhode Island: Hope -- Ocean State / Little Rhody / Plantation State
South Carolina: While I breathe, I hope / Ready in soul and resource --
Palmetto State / Sandlapper State, Smiling Faces, Beautiful Places
South Dakota: Under God the people rule --
Mount Rushmore State(1960) / Artesian State / Blizzard State / Coyote State /
Land of Infinite Variety / Sunshine State
Tennessee: Agriculture and commerce --
Volunteer State / Hog and Hominy State / Big Bend State (Tennessee River)
Texas: Friendship / Remember the Alamo --
Lone Star State / Cowboy State / Friendship State
Utah: Industry -- Beehive State / Mormon State
Vermont: Freedom and Unity -- Great Mountain State
Virginia: Thus always to tyrants -- The Old Dominion / Mother of Presidents
Washington: By and by -- Evergreen State
West Virginia: Mountaineers are always free --
Mountain State / Panhandle State
Wisconsin: Forward -- American's Dairyland / America's Bread Basket / Badger State
Wyoming: Equal Rights -- Equality State / Cowboy State / Park State
-- Take pictures of the car empty and the car fully packed.
Pile everything in one place and put the `This is traveling light?' caption under it.
I have a few pictures of my husbands and my medium suitcase and the kids 3
suitcases- plus 3 carry-ons or things to do bags.
For car trips, add 3 pillows and 3 blankets.
Of course I have to carry any food items or it would be eaten in the car on the way
to the airport.
-- If you make lists scrap them into your pages.
Years from now when you are traveling without children you will be amazed at
how much stuff you had to pack and how much EASIER it is to travel now.
(Let's not even talk about traveling with baby!)
-- I have left DETAILED instructions for babysitters or my children in later
years, when I was away for more than a day.
I don't think these vital lists were even looked at let alone followed.
I would find them in pristine condition attached to the refrigerator right
where I left them.
I scrapped them into pages with pictures I took of my house
when I got back.
Was it really worth going away,
only to return to face the after math?