How to Make Vacation Seem Like Work

I will be on vacation soon. I will be away from work for a week, so I will be on vacation. The problem is, this vacation will not be very relaxing. After a good run of trips to places like Lake Tahoe, New Hampshire, Zambia, Norway, Sedona, etc we are only taking one week this year to head back to see family in Kentucky. That could be relaxing, but we took care of that by adding in some college visits. Here is the itinerary:

Day 1 – Drive 9 hours to mother-in-laws house. Eat dinner. Visit some. Go to sleep

Day 2 – Eat breakfast. Drive 3 hours to Indiana University for college visit(do I really want my kid to be a hoosier?) Leave IU and drive 3 and a half hours to a hotel outside St Louis

Day 3 – Head out early to see some sites in St Louis before going to college visit at Washington University. After college visit go to arch, city museum and other attractions. Very tiredly drive back to hotel.

Day 4 – Head out early to go to Clark Farm to see the Clydesdales before driving another 4 and a half hours to my brother’s house.  Spend a little time visiting with family before attending my 30 year high school reunion.

Day 5 – Finally a day with no driving. Hang out at my brother’s house. Hope the weather is good for swimming.

Day 6 – Still in flux. Hang out at brother’s house all day again or spend half a day there and then drive 2 hours back to MIL’s house. I’m hoping at some point my wife tells me what we are doing.

Day 7 – If we are still at my brother’s house, up early to drive the 2 hours to MIL’s house. If already there, a nice no travel day to possibly go to a movie.

Day 8 – Drive 9 hours back home.

I am scheduled to be back at work on day 9. I might need to ask for an extra day to recuperate.


7 thoughts on “How to Make Vacation Seem Like Work

      • wakinguponthewrongsideof50 July 6, 2017 / 7:37 am

        My daughter is about to be a junior. We’re breaking it down into little bits. Did you think applying to college could be such a nightmare?!


      • theycallmetater July 6, 2017 / 8:03 am

        This is our second time. My son just finished his junior year of college. But, no, I never thought the process was this tough.

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      • wakinguponthewrongsideof50 July 6, 2017 / 8:04 am

        When she finished school a few weeks ago I asked my daughter if she was ready for junior year and she said she would like to be a sophomore again, because the societal pressure of junior year is too much

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  1. Remedial Stitcher July 6, 2017 / 7:40 am

    Yikes! That’s a lot of driving! I hope you do relax in your down time during the last few days.


    • theycallmetater July 6, 2017 / 8:03 am

      Thanks. I don’t know why we didn’t add in more downtime days.


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