Planning ahead can take some of the stress out of vacations, so here are a few quick tips for a successful family vacation.
The Vacation Problems of Clark W. Griswold
- When you are driving down the road, keep your eyes on the road. Don’t get into a high speed chase with a woman in a Lamborghini.
- If you can’t afford a new “Wagon Queen Family Truckster Station Wagon” like the Griswold’s, be sure your vehicle is in good working order. Service your vehicle before you go out of town.
- If you pack food for a picnic, keep the family dog away from it. Keep meats in a cooler.
- If you are making plans to go to Wallyworld, make sure it is actually open during the time you will be there.
- If you get lost in a big city, don’t tell the first person you see that you are lost and need help. Use your GPS, or go to a business for help.
- Don’t ever tie people or pets to the top of your car. In fact, it is always a good idea to make sure all items that are stored on the top of your car are well packed and tied down.
- If you go to Las Vegas or some other large metropolitan city, know where your children are at all times.
- If you go to Europe, listen to your wife. Ellen: “Clark, you're driving on the wrong side of the road!” Clark: “I realize that honey. I'm also on the wrong side of the car.”
- Plan breaks and rest. You don’t want to fall asleep while driving, you may not be as lucky as Clark was.