~Road Trip~

family vacation souzaville road trip coast California Oregon

Have you ever been in a camper for 12 days with a family of six?  Well I have, and let me assure you that I now have more gray hair then what I had when I left for said vacation.  And my crazy gene has increased at least a level…maybe 2.

crazy kids road trip

Now granted all the kids slept in a tent while the Mr. and I slept in our comfortable bed in the camper.  But there were plenty of times that all 6 of us were piled in the camper at once.  One bathroom.  One toilet.  And lots of

poop pooping potty

We could be in the middle of nowhere and one of my 3 little monsters would, sometimes in unison, announce the ever so dreaded phrase.

We did a lot of driving on this vacation.  Over 3,000 miles.  This also means that there were sometimes hours spent with the six of us in one vehicle.  I have listened to “Old McDonald” more times that I can count.  Not to mention the numerous other nursery rhymes that followed.  Even the songs on the radio would seem like they were stuck on repeat, and we have satellite radio. And don’t even get me started on the whining.  All the “he did this” and “she did that” was enough to drive me straight to the bottle of wine nuthouse.

Anytime my husband and I are in the same vehicle he always insists on driving.  This leads to me holding the “oh shit” handle… a lot.

husbands driving crazy speeding

He thinks he’s a Nascar driver in a GMC Yukon.

Did I happen to mention that we had our German Shepard on the trip with us too?  That’s constantly shedding.  I swept up enough dog hair to form another dog.  I need a Roomba just for the camper.  Oh wait, I don’t have one of those at home even.  Anyone looking for a gift idea for me please feel free to click the link and purchase.  I do have to say though that she chased off a bobcat one night that had tried to wander into our camp.  I woke up to the sound of her rustling through the bushes and a large “RAWR”.

German Shepard dogs road trip pets

Now of course there were glorious moments about our trip as well.  It was great family bonding time.  Kind of like when gum gets stuck to your shoe or there’s that last little piece of tape that won’t come off of something.  Our family vacations put the Griswald’s to shame.  Not to mention we outnumber them by two and a dog.

National Lampoons Griswalds Road Trip

Here we are trying to take a family photo with the camera resting on top of the Yukon because dumb dumb silly mommy forgot her tripod.  This was about the fifth or sixth attempt at trying to get it right and it still isn’t right.  And no, my husband doesn’t have a mohawk…it just seems to look that way in the picture.

family vacation tree redwoods summer

Now, we are all home, safe and sound, the haze of vacation has wore off, the boredom has set in, and I have lots of future posts about our shenanigans travels.  Including all about the “Trees Of Mystery“, Ocean World Kamp Klamath (a place I would never recommend), Prehistoric Gardens, river rafting, places to eat, beaches, and anything else I can think that we visited along the Northern California and Southern Oregon Coast.

Stay Tuned,

Domesticated Momster Signature

I am linking this post with the following linkys:

Friday Frolics
Best of Worst
Super Busy Mum

Monkey and Mouse


Published by


I am a mother of 5, a wife to 1, and a fully certified domesticated momster who likes to blog about motherhood, marriage, and anything else that pops into my crazy head all with a side of sarcasm and a glass of wine.

41 thoughts on “~Road Trip~”

  1. Seems like just yesterday…. Long drives, 4 kids, tele-tubbies on the little Tv..over and over again…My husband slept while I drove, but I was more awake when he drove than when I was at the wheel. HAHA..good times, good times.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I could never sleep when my husband is driving. The only time I have is when I had just had 4 wisdom teeth pulled and was still in the anesthesia “wearing off” stage. It was a really good time regardless of my sarcasm 😀 Thanks for taking the time to read and comment.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Hahaha this made me laugh so much. I love your gifs to go with it. You must need another holiday now just to rest after the last one. It sounds so chaotic but so incredible at the same time. It sounds like you’ve made so many memories even if you’ve had a few grey hairs added to your locks! 😀 Thank you so much for linking up with #whatevertheweather. I love this post! 😀 x

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I have been trying to get on your website this morning and for some reason it will not load so that I can comment…I will keep trying though. Glad you enjoyed the post and yes even though I talk with a lot of sarcasm I thoroughly enjoyed the time spent with my family. 😀


  3. I love the idea of this sort of holiday but the reality is that even our hour long trip to the next county last weekend led to my husband shouting at the children in the car multiple times. I’m not sure how family bond could survive 3000 miles. I’m looking forward to the stories though. Also I love the accidental Mohawk #whatevertheweather

    Liked by 1 person

    1. We survived by getting back to camp and consuming cocktails. Not the kids of course…they consumed lots of s’mores, had a sugar high and then crashed and actually slept in everyday which was a blessing. Thanks for commenting! 😀

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Oh no, I know how hard two kids can be on a road trip, so it must have been awful with more children and constant arguing/I need the toilet!

    But at least you still saw lots of lovely places on your travels and had fun together as family too. Looking forward to hearing about all your adventures!

    Thanks for linking up to #whatevertheweather. 🙂 x

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Haha! I have many future family vacays like this to “look forward to” once the kids are a little older. We went to visit the in-laws last year and I needed a vacation from the vacation once we got home. And that was only with 1 toddler!! Thanks for linking and hope to see you back next week! #famjamlinky

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s