Wednesday, August 5, 2009

DO's and DONT's

Some helpful DO's and DON'Ts of vactioning

1) DON'T expect a welcome full of ceremonious fanfare. You might have to descend a flight of stairs directly off of the plane straight into sweltering heat and heavy air. No gradual acclamation to the climate here, people. Those pseudo-smiling flight attendants rush you off that jet faster than you can say "BUH-BYE"

2) DON'T avoid daily visits to the gym just because you're on vacation....

........ especially when you're eatting delectable dishes such as this every night.

(Stone Bowl at Guacamaya's)

3)DO make sure the dusty, dirt road to your surf destination truly is deserted before blanket-shielding your friend on the side of the road while she goes to the bathroom.

Note the truck in the background. It came outta nowhere!!

4) DO bribe the locals. They are very particular about who visits their beaches and surfs their breaks. Payoffs accepted in the form of Chile Cheetos, Spicy Nacho Doritos, and littered cardboard boxes.

And beware of the super friendly ones. They always have a hidden agenda. They may seem harmless enough......
..... but they'll end up taking you for a ride.

5)DO utilize the pool as often as possible. Just be prepared to save a drunk old lady who comes to do water aerobics and ends up drowning. (Yes, this really happened. No, she didn't die.)

(This is the pool at Las Olas and is not the location of the drowning drama.)

6) DO vacation with goofy friends. DON'T pay attention to crazy looks from strangers. DO milk inside jokes for all they're worth.

7) DO body surf. DON'T worry about all the sand. All body parts need to be exfoliated at least once in your lifetime.
8) DO enjoy a week off of your Mommy & Daddy duties.

9) DON'T forget to blog about about your vacation.

10) DO repeat annually.


Stefani said...

Awesome way to record your vacation memories!! It looks like you had a great time!

Missloocha&MrsSquiddles said...

I now I've already told you this blog was graet at home mom,but since I have a blog and enjoy having one because of all the typing and I'm super fast at it now,I would like to say great job mom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Raimi said...

Looks like you had a great time! I will have to remember your tips... hoping to escape our mommy & daddy duties in the near future!

Eric and Lydia said...

Looks like a ton of fun! You guys look awesome! That last picture of the two of you is great, you look so young!

annette said...

I was just going to say the same thing as Lydia. That last picture of you two is my favorite! Troy looks like he's doing the "Haka" coming of the plane. Looks like such a blast!

Mudeesa said...

This is super-funny. We DO need to repeat anually. I miss it already (minus drowning lady and sick tummies...but still way worth it).

Missloocha&MrsSquiddles said...

Ha ha!!! :-D So funny! This was hallarious! Oh man! I love the pics! :-> :-D