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We asked:What’s your funniest Road Trip moment?
You answered: My funniest road trip was August 3, 1979. Our wedding day, we drove to Ocean Shores, WA in our VW bug, thought we could drive on the hard, compact sand. Big mistake. The car sank in the ocean, it took a huge tow truck with a huge winch to pull it out of the water. It was 2am, we were hungry and of course tired. A Police Officer gave us his lunch, the tow truck driver wanted cash for pulling the car out of the water. We had no cash, so we gave up our wedding rings for payment. We made small monthly payments until it was paid, and got our wedding rings back in the mail. It wasn’t funny then, but it sure is now!
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My daughter was driving and my husband was in the passengers seat and my son in the back seat. My husband said he can’t write stories because they’re sad or sarcastic. He began to tell us about the song that he wrote that was called "Things Daddy’s Miss". It was about my daughter when she was younger. My husband said he got all teary-eyed writing it then he said "I really do miss those things even with your brother." My daughter then said "Don’t worry dad Will will always be your little girl".
We had stopped a a motel for the night. The next morning I was awakened by my Mother’s urgent pleas for help We had an emergency and were in need of an ambulance My Mother was rather upset and asked me to run to the motel office and have them call for heip. In those days most motels in small towns didn’t have phones in the room. I didn’t think, I just reacted and ran to the motel’s office only to find a note that she had gone down to the local diner for breakfast just down the street. Well of course I ran to the diner and found the manager. She ran back with me and made the call. Assistance came and administered the help needed. Turned out to be nothing major, Thank goodness. Mom instructed all of us to get dressed so we could get breakfast. The motel manager told my Mom that the only place was the diner down the street. She decided that we would go there for Breakfast. On our walk down to the diner the manager told Mom that she was releived that everyone was OK. Then she began to tell Mom about my frantic search for her and she was very surprised to see me run into the diner in my Baby doll pajamas and everyone started giggling. As we appoached the door to go in I recognized some of the old timers that were there when I went in earlier. I was so humiliated at the time. I was only15! I wanted to crawl under a rock. Of course now we as a family remember and laugh. Including me.
While taking a road trip through Florids, we thought it would be fun to go to the Everglades. Once there, we saw a group of people looking at something in the water. Then they suddenly ran to their cars and took off. We got out to see a giant alligator. While laughing to each other at how frightened the previous people were, we suddenly started to get bit by what seemed to be a million mosquitos. Suddenly we were running to our cars faster than the people we were laughing at. It was so bad, I left a really good sandwhich on the trunk of the car. Hungry or not, there was no way I was getting out of the car! I’m thinking that alligator must sit there on purpose just for the show:-)
My Grandparents took us(my Mom, younger brother and myself) on a trip to visit my Grandmother’s sister. I was about 4 years old at the time, this was the first time I was traveling on the interstate road system. As we got to the first overpass, I quickly yelled "DUCK", and I ducked my head. Everyone in the car wanted to know why I yelled "Duck". I told them that I thought the overpass was going to chop off the top of the car. Everybody busted out laughing. When they finally stopped laughing they explained that the overpass was alot taller than the the car.
back in 1982 (many moons ago) I was 10 yrs old and my parents were taking us on a road trip. they asked all 5 of us to pile up in our station wagon quietly and if we did we would receive a surprise. so we all obeyed when I asked for the surprise we each received a pack of skittles. well my nieve self had never ate those before so I asked my dad "what do we do with these" and he responded "what do you think, stick them up your nose!" so I did as I was told so and I stuck the skittles up my nose and our road trip ended up being a trip to the hospital to remove the skittles from my nose. lol
while driving my 6 yr old daughter on a long trip, I thought I would surprise her with her first barbie doll. After she played with it for a while she asked me to help her remove some of barbie’s clothing.
As I was fumbling with the doll, while driving, a big rig truck passed me and you can imagine what his CB radio chat was
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Our reunion bbq only takes place once a year. We shopped, prepared food, packed and was on the road at 5am for a 6 hour ride. When we arrived there was noone there. Made a few calls and were told that the bbq this year was at our house. Lots of angry guests and relatives.
After visiting Stonehenge while on a road trip in England, we saw on our map that Woodhenge was a few miles away, so we went to see what that was about. Picture a field of tree stumps. It just struck us funny, and to this day, any group of items in a field becomes a "henge" and we still call out a henge when we see it. So….
"sheep henge" (very common in England)
I don’t go camping or hiking anymore. If you are curious why, then read on, friends.
My lovely wife and I were taking an unplanned trip to north Georgia early one summer. Now this was several years ago, in my ‘Daniel Boone wannabe’ phase, thinking I was a great outdoorsman. We had pulled over to a state park with a creek, and I had just set up the chairs when I came to a decision: I would cross that creek. Well, friends, I was bound and determined to impress my lady love (who of course thought I was just being a fool). The creek was wide but not deep, but it had jagged rocks all in its bed. So, being the Davy Crockett he-man that I am, I took off my sneakers, removed my socks, and began to forge that mighty creek. It was about halfway across after carefully picking my way over sharp, slippery rocks when I heard a noise off to my left. I turned my head and glanced up, and lo and behold, friends, a rather large snake was busy settling itself into the water fairly close by. Now, I’m not one of those fellows that study snakes, but I was pretty sure it was a water moccasin. So, friends, here I am, balanced precariously upon sharp and wet rocks, with no shoes, with a snake in the general area. What should I do?, my mind raced. Yell? Scream? Try to run or swim? Oh but just then, friends, I felt a calm level-headedness I have scarce felt before or since. I slowly picked my way back across those treacherous rocks, reversing my path as I went so as to keep one eye upon my unwanted visitor, who was, thankfully, swimming away at the time. When I got to that blessed shore, I told my wife to pack the car and we made a hasty exit back towards the civilized world.
And that is why, to this day, I don’t hike or camp anymore, friends.
My funniest road moment happened several years ago. My husband and I went for 2 week vacation and left our parrot boarded with his vet. When we got back, the first thing I did next morning I went to pick up my feathered son. He was very quiet so I figured he was upset being left for a long time with the vet. I loaded him and his stuff in the car (he had toys, leftover food, cage, etc. While loading process, both car doors were open. We got in the car and I drove home … things were pretty quet, so I turned on radio… In a few minutes I heard loud and clear BARKING for the back of my car. I JUMPERD! OMG, I thought that when the stuff was loaded into my open doors someone’s puppy got in…. I pulled over immidiately and carefully check the back. NO puppies. My Birdie learned how to bark at the vet!!!!! LOL We still laugh about this! :smileylol::heart:
My funniest road trip was August 3, 1979. Our wedding day, we drove to Ocean Shores, WA in our VW bug, thought we could drive on the hard, compact sand. Big mistake. The car sank in the ocean, it took a huge tow truck with a huge winch to pull it out of the water. It was 2am, we were hungry and of course tired. A Police Officer gave us his lunch, the tow truck driver wanted cash for pulling the car out of the water. We had no cash, so we gave up our wedding rings for payment. We made small monthly payments until it was paid, and got our wedding rings back in the mail. It wasn’t funny then, but it sure is now!
Hi Adam excellent question; I have so many stories hard to pick. Back in the early 1970s My sister and I with our husbands. Went to Ocean City MD for the day. We all were swimming in the ocean When a big wave took her under, She was extremely obese 300+lbs.was wearing cut off shorts, tee shirt, bra, under. The wave carried her to shore butt naked screaming shes drowning Not a drop of water around her. She looked like a humungous Beached Whale. Life guard came running, her husband throw a beach blanket on her while he scrambled to find her clothes never did find her underware. They probably washed up somewhere down the shore line and maybe used for sail for a boat. Those were the days.
Adam, I dont know if Im supposed to post twice? But I was reading the other post and told my wife about them, She reminded me of another story I would like to share. My son was 6yrs old, He had just started to read,(we live in WI) Well, we were on our way to Lake Puckaway, on the way there is a town called Deerfield. My son saw the sign for it and read it to us. I was in the back seat with him and I saw him looking very intently out the window? About 20 mins went by and he finally said well where are all the Deer?
I was 16, my sister was 26 and our niece was 6. We went to Yellowstone Park. This was way back when, when wildlife roamed freely…Well Patty and I got out to set up camp, Wendy (6 yr old niece) stayed in car. Above said wildlife (namely a big big big bear) came into campsite looking for dinner. We had the trunk of the car open pulling stuff out and had a bag of oranges in the trunk. Mr. (or Mrs.?) bear smelled oranges and got them out.
But in the meantime sister and I wanted to get IN car not be OUT of car with the bear but Wendy dear sweet little Wendy locked the car doors and wouldn’t let us in!!!
Well few minutes later the park ranger came by, scooted the bear along his merry way and lectured us about having food laying around!!!!
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