Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Griswald's ... I mean Koval Family vacation 2011 ... day 1

Aubrey all ready to stat the road trip to Dallas

Shelby has her ipod on & is ready to go .....

Mike is exciting about driving for 5 hours .. NOT !!! LOL !!

This is going to be so much fun !!!

  We changed our name to the Griswald's this year on our way to vacation. It was a very eventful day trying to drive up to Grapevine to the Great Wolf Lodge.... This is how it all started.

Great Wolf Lodge

Michael had to get my tire (that he just bought 2 days before ) replaced because he ran over something & busted the tire. He also got my car inspected since it just went out @ the end of June . We planned on leaving around 10am but didn't leave until around noon. So ... off on our trip we went.. about 10 miles away we made our 1st pit stop @ a gas station so Aubrey could go potty & on our way out of the gas station we realized we didn't pray before we left on our trip so Mike pulled over & we said a prayer together . Everything was going great for the next 2 hours.Mike drove, Aubrey watched her movie , SHelby listened to her ipod & I read my book. We made a stop @ Buc-ee's to go potty & decided we wanted to eat at the bbq place down the road. We got to Woody's smoke house & had a great lunch. The girls were getting along & it was just fun family time. We washed up in the restroom & walked out to our car and that's where we changed our names to The Griswald Family .....

The car WOULDN"T start !!! It was dead !!! Mike found someone to give us a jump but it just wasn't charging enough. We tried 3 diffrent cars & non of them could get it to start so we called a tow truck. As we were sitting outside waiting for the tow truck to arrive the kids are still being good but it's over 100 here in Texas and HUMID !!! The tow truck finally got there & Mike connected the jumper cables & thank goodness my car started $55 later!!! We were so excited ... until Mike told me that we had to not use the air condition until we found a auto part store to see if it was the battery or the alternator that was bad in the car. I was not a happy camper .. I don't like to be hot or have the windows down in my car because I can't stand for my hair to blow in my eyes. So ... about an hour later we finally get to a town that is big enough to have an auto part store and it was my battery that was bad . We spent $125 on a new battery but it was not a big deal because being able to use the air condition is PRICELESS !!! :)

yes .... fire trucks @ our hotel
We finally arrived at Great Wolf Lodge and it was amazing !!! It was around 6:45pm when got there . We took the girls to swim for a little bit then we took showers & had a great little dinner where the girls both got wolf ear headbands .... we went back to our roomand watched alittle tv. Everything was great until I looked at my finger and noticed the big diamond of my weding ring was MISSING !!! I wanted to cry when I saw it was gone. I know this kind of thing is what we have insurance for but it made me sick.  We went to bed around 11:30pm ( and I was VERY sad) ....

Family picture waiting to go back into the hotel

then @ 4:15am while we are sound asleep we hear these sirens & flashes of lights saying evuacate the building .. there is a fire . please evuacate the building. HOLY COW !!! We are on the 5th floor !! We wake Shelby up , I put some clothes on because there is no way I am going sown 5 flights of stairs in my nightgown, Mike picks up Aubrey (who sleeps in her panties only), I grab my purse & Aubrey's babydoll Baby Shelby & out the door we went. It was ridiclous !!! There was half dressed people everywhere. People carrying their sleeping babies trying to get out the doors. Pure crazyness !! We found out there actuallly was a fire but we only had to be outside for about 30 minutes. We got back in our room around 4:50am & put our pajamas back on. I got Aubrey almost to sleep and then here we go again .. the alarms went off again so this time I grabbed my baby some clothes, my computer, etc... we get half way down the staors & are told false alarm .. go back to your rooms... UGH REALLY ???? Do you know how hard it is to get a 3 year old back to sleep again ?? Well that is why we decided to just watch cartoons ...  

after the 2nd fire evuacation ... we watched cartoons !!

Thank goodness this was the end of our Griswald part of the vacation. The next 2 days were so much fun !!!
to be continued .....


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