Thursday, November 27, 2008

Seen One Canyon..

...seen 'em all. Yes, this is the day we're to go to the Grand Canyon. And it's not the threat of rain nor the threat of snow in the mountains that has us changing our plans. It's the high probability of additional vomit showers that has us sticking closer to the hotel. What's that, you ask? First one boy and then the other returned everything they'd taken in Wednesday. At about midnight. Until about 1 a.m.

Folks, it's bad enough when they're sick on your own turf. But when they're sick in a hotel room? On the pullout bed, on the two queen size beds, all over the bathroom, and on their clothes? Indescribably worse. How'd you like to be the poor woman who had to bring us new bedding at 1 a.m.? Or, worse, how'd you like to be the poor woman who is going to have to shampoo the carpet and disinfect the bathroom today? I wonder what the proper tip is for that?

So, yeah, we're not nearly to the Grand Canyon, as was our plan by this time this morning. Instead, Daughter is drawing pictures of the waterfall outside our hotel room, and the two boys are watching a Tom & Jerry marathon. Whoo-hoo! Good times for all.

What am I most thankful for this morning? That the vomiting has stopped. And a happy Thanksgiving to you, too. [Hope I didn't ruin your appetite for lumpy gravy and mashed potatoes. I'll be steering clear of those today. Too visual a reminder of recent events.]

10 comments:

Joanne said...

Oh. My. God. That is absolutely hideous. It's like Thanksgiving in reverse...

Happy Thanksgiving, anyway. I am thankful for your undying friendship, as always.

Giggles said...

Oh No that sucks.... I can't imagine not have a washing machine to throw all the stinky clothes in! You don't even fathom this happening when you're away. Let's hope you have a vomit free day anyway!

Hugs Giggles

All Rileyed Up said...

At the risk of being extremely environmentally bad, my proper tip for that is to use lots of bleach or throw it away.

Ray said...

oh, that sounds terrible. But at least it's passed!

Hope that you got to see the Grand Canyon when all the kids were happy and healthy!

susiej said...

Yuck, yucky, Yuck. Poor You. Poor everyone. Baking soda is a great spot lifter, and disentfectant, by the way.

Kim said...

OH poor you!!! I'm so sorry, but thankfully they're all better now?

Lori the eco-artist said...

Well, not much of a vacation. I am so sorry. That sucks. What else can I say. At least it didn't happen on the plane???? Hope you all get home safely and healthy. I take it you probably won't be coming to visit tomorrow?

D... said...

Oh dear. That IS bad.

I hope ya'll enjoyed the rest of the day and were able to make it to the Grand Canyon for your T'giving dinner.

Kelly O said...

Oh noooooes! Well, at least it made for a memorable holiday?

Janet said...

I'm so sorry that happened to spoil not only your trip but also your Thanksgiving day! I don't do barf well. I would have had to get another room or I would have been right in there with them.

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