How to have an exciting trip:
* Catch raging stomach bug two hours away from home. Stop to puke on interstate. Fear for your life as commuters honk at you.
* Arrive at motel destination after midnight, unpack and put to kids to bed, only to be told AFTERWARDS that they do not accept pets and we must vacate premises immediately.
* Drive 65 minutes in opposite direction to finally find motel that will take cat.
* Travel in car to meet father in law and hear backseat wretching. Scrap plans to see in-laws, spend day holed up in stinky motel room with vomiting child.
9 hours ago