Thursday, September 22, 2011

It's a Zoo Out There (In NC, That Is)

We took our annual Davis Family Summer Vacation in August. It goes a little something like this...
1. The kids pile half of everything they own by the door.
2. I clean the camper.
3. The kids start moving their pile from the door to the camper.
4. I try to move their stuff back to the house without them noticing.
5. The dog goes to the groomers.
6. I put everyone's clothes in the camper, except John's. He is a grown man.
7. We start getting everyone loaded into the truck (including the dog, of course).
8. John asks if I packed his clothes. I reiterate #6.
9. I go pack John's clothes. (I tried not doing this once, but then he just bought new clothes and it wasn't fair.)
10. We get on the road.
11. Trace asks "How many more miles" at least once every 2 miles ALL THE WAY THERE (it's a little over 500 miles, BTW)

In 2009, we started a tradition of stopping in Ashboro, NC and staying for 2 nights. We get there pretty late on Thursday evening and get settled. On Friday, we hit the North Carolina Zoo. It is really an awesome zoo. This year we just did the Africa section (the have an Africa section and a North America section) because it started pouring the rain and the humidity was oppressive (think wearing poncho sweating...not cool). It was still a good time. After we left the zoo, we went back to the campground, and it actually cleared up, so the kids swam and jumped on the Jumping Pillow. The Jumping Pillow was AWESOME, heck, I even jumped on it a few times (then remembered that I'm old and promptly returned to my seat on the bench). Here are some pictures from our stop-over in Ashboro!
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  1. What a fun trip! Your hair has gotten so long. I haven't seen pictures of you in a while and was just amazed....your hair grows quickly!!! Heck, I'd probably jump a bit too!

  2. You make me laugh. Seriously. This was such a funny post. I love your sense of humor. Yes your hair looks awesome. Great pictures. I would totally jump also. That looks like so much fun. Tell Taylor and Trace to stop growing up so fast. They are both such gorgeous children!

  3. I LOVE your vacation re-cap. Hilarious! Gorgeous pictures of the kids. The zoo looks amazing! What a great trip!

  4. Hi Destini! I am Leslie and my daughter Lyla was born with Achondroplasia on Sept. 21, 2010. I wanted to stop by your blog and say hello! I always see you commenting on other POLP blogs. You have a beautiful family! Ttyl