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Like yellow mustard,
we probably have more spatulas than we know what to do with.
Yet, they never seem to make it into the cooking tote.
We go to the same places more than once, even!
Moving right along.
Additionally, with kids, trips take longer,
1. The Poconos
This is why we didn’t bring firewood in, because the park always had it available.
after scavenging some twigs from around the campground
and burning mail and Dunkin Donut bags.
and damn near strangling one another one our honeymoon,
There was the time we …
The beach has since been outfitted with boulders that separate the beach from the parking lot,
and in our defense, they were once indistinguishable from one another.
when the water pump went on the truck.
My life flashed before my eyes as I realized
that (this ONE time) we had neither tools, nor a water pump on hand.
though the exact property boundaries were hard to map.
we found ourselves, going up, up, gaining elevation.
We reached the top of a very steep incline, and by this point, it was snowing–
with several inches already on the ground.
I’ll have you know,
it was NOT snowing on the main road that we came in on.
Then Things Got…slightly weird…
I felt like I was in the Twilight Zone, especially when we ended up with
someone’s driveway on our right and a junkyard (?) on our left.
Through the softly falling snow, I noticed that the “access” was not access at all.
At least Mister Vermont Mountaineer DID NOT have a weapon in hand
when we showed up at the end of his driveway,
Due to road conditions and space,
We had to back down the incline.
I thought this was insane to do, but in retrospect, I do believe it saved us.
We were almost at the bottom of the hill, when the car started to slide.
Then, as if the ironic hilarity of the situation wasn’t poignant enough;
“I’m going off the road.”
My eyes darted to Eric, in our Honda in the snowy cocoon on that slippery road,
and he was not joking this time.
I imagined the ravine directly to the right of us, dotted with trees that would stop the car,
but a deep, mountainous ravine nonetheless,
and my heart was in my throat.
The world slowed to a crawl, and went silent.
I closed my eyes, and envisioned the car NOT going off the mountain…
thinking that maybe I could WILL the car to right itself?!
and I prayed my ass off, while Eric the BadAss got us back on the road,
with four iffy tires in a 95 Accord Vtech- the better two being on the front.
We actually DID NOT get stuck that time, but it scared the blazing bejesus outta me
and thus ended our land search in Vermont.
That’s what they all say.
It was, in fact, TOUCHING the battlefield.
In The Morning
that there was no second floor, and no attic.
There was no way around it.
Gettysburg is an amazing place – an incredible piece of history
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