Tuesday, June 11, 2013

All Atwitter

The trip I've been planning on taking with my parents later this week is a major undertaking. It's about nine hours of driving time each way.... with lots of bathroom stops, miscommunication, and togetherness.

This is what I pictured my tweets being like if I could tweet while driving my parents up to northern Minnesota... 
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  • Took my mom to afternoon dr appt. Got back to their place. Loaded car/people. #roadtrip #latestart #andtheyreoff
  • Wheelchair/2 walker/ suitcases, CPAP/H2O, snacks/meds, #TheKit w/extras, & perhaps a bit of vodka. #forgothearingaid #thisiswhyIdrink
  • Just left parents' place. Got hearing aid & lots of batteries. No wet pants yet. 1/180th of the way there. #almostthere #roadtrip #geriatricparents
  • Out of town! Travelled 5 minutes. 1/36 of the way there! #sofarsogood #arewethereyet 
  • Only doing 3 hours of drive time today... So, basically, we are 1/10 done for the day. #almostthere #yeahright
  • But for every 30-40 min of driving, we will be stopping for 20-30 minutes. #nevergettingthere
  • Two more miles down w/out incident. Now 1/9 of the way there! #noshattingyet #geriatricparents
  • Father remembers pocket of candy he nabbed as he wheeled through entryway where they live. After 2 min of futility he tries pulling it out w/teeth. #determination
  • Asks for help. Wrapper wet from saliva. #really? #nasty #yourediabetic #justsayno
  • Mom asked where friend of hers lived. Explained where from here. Had to repeat 3X. #whatsthatyousay #isithappyhour
  • Going through town where Kati & I always mock someone who lives there & is very #craycray. Now 1/6 way to our hotel. #almostthere
  • Been on road for 30 minutes. Time to stop... soon. The first planned stop is in 10 min. #canwemakeit #roadtrip
  • My dad asks how long til we r stopping... #notagoodsign Rethink plan. Can't back up on interstate, right? #wetterisnotbetter #damn
  • Zip off at exit I'm nearly past- cuz 10 min or 15 by time we stop car & get in...#mightbetoolate #crossyourlegs #ihatemylife
  • Raining now... stop at fast food place for bathrooms. Wheelchair/walkers unearthed. #TheKit at the ready. #racing #holdeverything 
  • Still only 1/6 of way to hotel. Already tired. Been on road for 30 min...#seemslikeforever #roadtrip
  • Dang. Bathroom assistance required. #glovingup #dreamvacay #wheresmyflask #butreally
  • Back to car. Loaded up chair/walkers. Still raining. Wet hair/shoulders/back... but dry pants 4 all. #winning #sofarsogood
  • Drive 10 more min. Talk about scenery/business/weather. Repeat most things.  Almost 1/4 of way for the day. #thatsall #nevergonnagetthere
  • Coming to town where my father bought numerous canoes over 50 years ago. He tells the story... again & remembers most details. #reminisce 
  • The stroke my dad had 1 1/2 years ago has def left its mark. Nice when he remembers his stories... even tho I've heard them #countlesstimes
  • Close to planned supper stop. Avoiding #rushhour. Nearly 1/3 of the way to hotel. #yay #longestdayever
  • Supper stop. Unload wheelchair/walkers & #TheKit. Bathroom stops 4 all. Food ordered/pop spilled. #stickysituation #wetpants #dang
  • Terse words spoken between parents. #bekind Wish Culver's had a bar. #dang #arewethereyet

Well, I think you get the picture. All of these situations happen on a scale of "occasionally" to "really, too often"...  Honestly.

Actually these tweets would probably be from a Best Case Scenario kind of trip... Well, from only the first 60 miles of a Best Case Scenario kind of trip, actually... Not sure we will ever get there...

I'm already tired. #dang

2 comments:

  1. hahaha good luck. I try to avoid long road trips. Yay for car sickness.

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