ROAD TRIP DISASTERS!
Summer is winding down and vacations are coming to an end. Travelers have recorded the good, the bad, and the ugly in their vacation journals for posterity’s sake. What may have been a road trip disaster in July or August is beginning to make the corners of your mouth turn up. Your hard-to-believe story is slowly evolving into a knee-slapper, complete with embellishments and hand gestures at precise moments for best effect. Yes, it may have brought tears to your eyes when you lived through your own personal road
trip hell, but by this time next year, you’ll have another kind of tears in your eyes when you retell your story to friends and co-workers—tears of laughter.
Make Pie from Road Apples
Sometimes, that’s the only way to handle those out of control moments on the road that leave us frazzled and shaking our heads. Did you wind up in Hawaii but your luggage went to Alaska? My next door neighbor had to borrow clothes from the Lost and Found on the cruise ship in order to survive lost luggage. Did you fall asleep on the flyaway bus to the airport and almost miss your flight? My son-in-law did that just the other night. Did you take hundreds of pictures on your European dream vacation only to accidentally delete them all? A friend at church told me that tragic tale. Did you have non-stop rain on the cruise you’ve waited your whole life to take? Yeah, those bargain cruise trips to the Caribbean during hurricane season can get tricky. Did your leisurely, well-planned vacation turn into a story better suited for a National Lampoon movie? Thank heavens I don’t know anyone who has had to strap Grandma on the roof of the car.
I want to hear all about that fiasco called your vacation. What was your road trip disaster this year? What was the worst thing to ever happen to you on vacation?
Keep it clean and upbeat, please, and don’t make it sound like one of those scam e-mails about being mugged in London or Rome, where you hack people’s accounts and try to get poor unsuspecting fools to send you money. Okay?
As a reward for leaving a comment on this blog, I’ve got some great new romance books to giveaway. Some are even signed by the author! Here’s the list:
Then He Kissed Me by Christie Ridgway (Berkley Sensation);
The First Love Cookie Club by Lori Wilde (Avon).
Paranormal Romance: Alaskan Wolf by Linda O. Johnston (Harlequin Nocturne)
Historical Romance: Provocative in Pearls by Madeline Hunter (Jove Historical)
Romantic Suspense: Mountain Ranger Recon by Carol Ericson (Harlequin Intrigue)
And Speaking of Road Trip Disasters…
If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll check out my book, One for the Road, where you’ll read all about D’Anne Palmer’s personal road trip disaster involving a certain has-been country singer, four rowdy musicians, a dog, a string of honky tonks and bars, and a forty-foot deluxe RV. If you’re looking for an over-forty romance, this book might just be for you. For an excerpt go here.
On the biggest detour of her life, D’Anne Palmer learns there’s no place like home…and home is where the heart is.
Now, let’s hear those vacation disaster stories! This blog will be up all week. I’ll randomly choose names from a hat and announce the winner next Monday, on Labor Day!
Until then, make it a great week!