PIWTPITT Road Trip 2012 - The Road to Pimpdom

Today is a busy day for the fam.  We are getting ready to hit the road tomorrow.  We've decided to take The Badass Minivan on a road trip.  (A lot of you are new and have no idea why I'm putting so much emphasis on my vehicle - read here to catch up.)  The SAV (Suburban Assault Vehicle) has done nicely getting me to and from the movies, the pool and various playdates, but now I'm ready to test it out on the open road.


I won't say where I'm going...yet.  I will say it's a long ride and I'm glad the minivan has a cooler for juice pouches - I just wish it had an onboard bathroom too.

We leave at the ass crack of dawn tomorrow (in this house that means 8ish) and I'll be on Twitter all day giving live updates.  Be sure to click here and follow me on Twitter so you can be in the know.

Since I will be in the front seat and won't be able to watch "Chipwrecked" two times in a row on the wide screen in the back, I'll be entertaining myself on Twitter all the way to my destination:

I'll be giving clues as to where we're going - I'm going some place where it's illegal to tease skunks.

I'll play "Name that Song" with my favorite 80s station on the XM Radio - Darken the city, night is a wire/Steam in the subway, earth is a afire

I will tweet stupid shit the Hubs says when he's driving, like this gem - "You fell asleep and I got lost.  It's your fault. You should have been awake to tell me where to go."  (Luckily, we have built in GPS this time around.)

Adolpha and Gomer updates - "Are we there yet?", "I'm hungry.", "I need a bathroom.", "Mommy, are you blogging about us again?"

And of course, I'll be pimping out shit the whole way:  what I love about the 2012 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite (it's more than just a pretty cup holder), my favorite blog posts from my archives, my favorite blog posts of other blogs I read, and of course, a question and answer time with me and the Hubs.

So do yourself a favor and clear your schedule now and be sure to follow me on Twitter for 8 hours of non stop, action packed, amazing and unpredictable exciting self promotion and pimpage unlike you have ever seen before (and, oh yeah, don't forget to follow the repeat on the journey home).  

37 comments:

nitty gritty mommy said...

have an excellent trip! we'll be riding and reading along with you!

Amanda said...

Yay I can't wait!!! I just finished a 6 day road trip with my family. It went pretty well but I actually am an OAM when it comes to road trips. Feel free to punch me in the throat. Read about my OAM packing here http://imamomtoo.blogspot.com/2012/06/pinterest-inspired-packing-with-help-of.html

coopkeeper said...

Have fun! We're taking the not-so-new 2006 Odyssey on a road trip in August. Hoping to make it back sans stopping at a roadside garage. Fingers crossed!

Jen Piwtpitt said...

Off to read, Amanda!

Spirit of Hope and Kindness Awards said...

Singing...Holidayyy Roo-aaa--ooo---aaa--d...cause we're the Griswolds. Woot - have fun and happy tweeting! xo

Amanda said...

Although my after picture is quite funny. Working on that now....

Jenn @ Something Clever 2.0 said...

If you haven't packed yet, check this out: http://www.realsimple.com/m/beauty-fashion/pack-like-a-pro-00100000077219/index.html

I can't wait to use these tips next week, when we go away.

Trillian said...

Minnesota
Hungry Like The Wolf
Do I win?

TexasClarks said...

Enjoy your trip...and don't tease the skunks in the SAV! I wish I could get my DW to get one...

That Odd Mom said...

LOL @Domestic Goddess, that is what popped into my head too!

I can't wait to follow along tomorrow and rock out to some 80's with you. I may retweet you like a mad woman from @thatoddmom if you keep me laughing all day. ; )

Jen Piwtpitt said...

LOL. Congratulations, you've made it to the lightning round!

Kristi Miller said...

Oh Jenn ... You make me want to join twitter ;) lol

Kelly and Sne said...

Hopefully you are going somewhere cooler... This June heat wave is f*ing crazy. Gee, can't wait for July and August - 120? 130 degrees? I'm moving to Canada...

Jen Piwtpitt said...

Well come on. All the cool kids are doing it. Or so I've heard.

Becky said...

I just wanted to tell you I love reading your blog. I gave you an award over at mine: http://beckyispassingthrough.blogspot.in/ if you wanna swing by sometime and pick it up.

Keep up the great writing!

Unknown said...

jen, are you going to the wisconsin dells? i am taking my hubba and baby boy there in just a few days... imagine all the punching we could accomplish at an indoor water park. if you don't show up, i'll cover it for both of us, but here's hoping! LOL

Jennifer H said...

Smart move going to the north!! It's wayyyy to dang hot to travel down here to Lousiana! ;)

Ginny said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one thinking 8am is the ass crack of dawn! Have a fun trip.

Katy (@ExperBadMom) said...

I follow you on Twitter. On my computer. Maybe one day I'll get one of them there fancy smartphones that all the cool mommies have so I can tweet back in real time. God speed on your adventure! Looking forward to your tweets!

Anonymous said...

Hate to tell you that we here in the Frozen Tundra Upper Midwest are looking at record highs in the next few days. 100's may be normal for you southern folks, but this is cause for great meterological alarm up here. Plus we're in a drought in some areas.

Have a great time - and I still recommend Stillwater, MN.

Unknown said...

I cannot wait for you to drive me around in your minivan! Better yet, I cannot wait for you to let me drive YOU around in your bad ass minivan, here in LOVELY Charleston, SC. I'm not good at math, so that's how my calculations ended up anyway.

Unknown said...

I need Honda to loan me a MCC for my 16 hour road trip to Washington, DC next month. I'll have a 1 year old, an 8 year old, my husband, mother in-law and father in-law! I'm leaving the dog at home because I can't take any more stress! Vacations always make me want to climb in bed and stay there until it is over!

Hallie Sawyer said...

I hope you are going somewhere cool like the mountains (watch out for wildfires!). Nothing beats Colorado in the summer. Have fun road tripping in the new ride! (Did they give you a mileage limit?!)

lorihokie said...

http://www.stupidlaws.com/its-illegal-to-tease-skunks/

Minnesota.

Holli said...

I don't use my twitter account ... however I think after following you all day tomorrow I will either love it or hate it! enjoy your trip, and I hope you sell the hubs on the Badass Minivan on this vacation!

Tazi Kat said...

Enjoy Minnesota! Throw caution to the wind and tease a skunk! Just be sure those juicebox holders are holding tomato juice!

Susan said...

"Chipwrecked" is slowly eating away at my soul.

"Can we watch it AGAIN, Mom?"

So if I don't fully descend into madness by tomorrow, I'll be following your adventure tomorrow. Sounds awesome!!

Susan said...

p.s. My captcha code to publish my previous comment was Vodkamote ...I don't know what a vodka mote is, but it sounds awesome!

Anyway, have a safe trip!

Tracey said...

Whatever you do, do not cross state lines with a duck on your head!

This Is Fifty With Lil said...

Call me cuckoo but my favorite end-of-school family road trips of choice were drives to Palm Desert, CA and Houston, TX. I'd be packed and ready to go weeks ahead of time. Miss those days. Also, steer clear of Colorado... don't know if you've heard but, terrible fires are everywhere right now. Very sad.

LuLu said...

Making an 18 hour trek to Disney in a few weeks with a 4.5 year old. Think it's too late to score my own pimp ride?!

TNMom said...

"We" watch chipwrecked EVERY-FREAKING-DAY. I have recently quit drinking and I am really not sure how long I can hold out if I have to hear this thing one. more. time. At least the music is good, but that is all.
Have fun! I'm firing up the twitter now, I rarely go on and I dont even think I follow you yet - GASP!
Be safe! Devan

tricia said...

Oh you don't have to sell the mini-van to me. I'm a mini-van devotee...I think I'll drive one long after my kids are gone. I'm a sucker for a sliding door. Good luck on your road trip!

tricia said...

Oh- I'm sure you love your Odyssey and I love my Entourage- but I'm waiting for the day when one of these is made. http://crittersandcrayons.com/2011/10/03/the-ultimate-mini-van/

I hear the recent BMW Z4 was entirely designed by female engineers. I would love to see a mini-van entirely designed by newborn and toddler mothers. This is what it would like, I think. :)

Unknown said...

Ha!! I love that your "ass crack of dawn" is 8-ish. LOL! Same thing at our house... Enjoy your trip!

Dan in Dallas said...

Jen - wasn't there a Kum and Go near campus back in college? I thought I saw one when Jennifer and I went for a game a few years back

Amy Jo said...

Unfortunately, I have no sense of direction & my husband falls asleep as soon as he's in the passenger seat. One time, we ended up 2 hours south of where we should have been when I finally woke my husband up & said none of these signs look familiar. Six hours later, we were home. I should look into a GPS.

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