Everyone has a little crazy in their family.
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childhood (or parenthood) that makes
you wonder just how you all survived.
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I went on a tent camping trip with my aunt and her boyfriend. While camped at he Grand Canyon we woke to the sounds of our campsite being ransacked. Assuming it was a bear, we sat huddled in fear until the bf decided to scare off the bear. He steeled himself, opened the tent and charged out screaming--and came face to face with a stunned heard of longhorn steer!
It was the summer of '83.Our parents had decided to take a road trip in a slighty used Cadillac, to Arizona to see my aunt then head north to Reno and then back home to Kentucky. On the way home we stayed over night in Colorado. Back on the road for about 3 hrs our rear tire under the gas tank was on fire going down the road. Everybody was honking and pointing. TRUE STORY!
My family and I were going to Orlando to spend our vacations, but when we were doing our check in at the airport we discovered that we couldn't travel to Orlando. So my mom sad "No I am already at this airport so i am traveling." Then she, in the same day, brought tickets so we could go to London and made reservation in a hotel. That same day we went to London.
Once, my family (plus a bunch of relatives) went on vacation to a ski lodge in the Poconos. I think the only thing that we actually enjoyed about the ski lodge was the arcade. There was a Dance Dance Revolution Supernova machine there. After I had spent much of my vacation DDR-ing, my two of my uncles tried to play. Let me just say that it was the funniest thing ever!
We had a big old Victorian house and many huge boxwoods. One summer we got back from a vacation. Three of the boxwoods had died and turned white. Dad was in a fine fettle trying to find large shrubs to replace them. A few days later, I noticed the shrubs were perfect. I also found 9 empty spray cans of green paint in the kitchen.
My grandmother truly believed my mother was born in a spaceship. My brother and I used to visit when we were children and we wouldn't know where she was at different points during our stay. She would be out in the corn field because they had landed or she would be on the deck with her flashlight communicating with them. I have lots of CRAZY stories. I could go on and on.
This past summer, I was hungry so I went into the kitchen and opened the fridge. I found a bowl of mac n' cheese my grandma made. I love pasta so I grabbed a fork and sat down to eat. Halfway through the bowl, however, I stopped and looked at my fork. Upon closer inspection, I realized the specks of pepper had LEGS. New fave meal: mac n' cheese n' beetles.
There's a "drive-thru safari" nearby where you can feed exotic animals from the presumed safety of your car. One visit culminated in a buffalo attempting to climb through my window, but top honors go to my dad. Within two minutes of his first visit, he got into a fight with an ostrich. It was a tie, but he still holds a grudge against the "velociraptors of the Serengeti."
One time, my family and I went camping. We only had a tent and it was pouring! We decided to go into town to get tarps. My brother wanted us all to listen to "Amish Paradise" by Weird Al. We hadn't heard it before. My father cranks up the stereo with the windows rolled down. All of a sudden we are surrounded by Amish buggies! Dad laughed so hard he couldn't breathe!
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