Um…So…About That Vacation


August 22, 2008 by Marj Hatzell

We’re headed home six days early.  Without going into major details, we had a great trip out, Yellowstone was awesome and (as usual) the kids were SUPER DUPER WELL-BEHAVED in the car.  

And then all heck broke loose.  

Like, We got to Jackson Hole on Sunday Afternoon and I had a fever of 104.  And the closest Urgent Care place was 2 hours away.   And I had an ear infection and tonsilitis and could’t swallow.  And we had to go over a mountain over 10000 feet high (more ear pain) to get to our family’s home in Utah (more ear pain).  And we got to Utah and Bugaboo suddenly had massive anxiety attacks and screamed uncontrollable for two days straight.  And then Bugaboo didn’t poo or pee for a few days and then had massive trots for an entire day.  And I lost his shoes in Park City.  And my cell phone.  And basically every time we tried to do ANYTHING with him he refused to get out of the car and would not go in the house.

Yeah. I think we shoulda planned this one better.  Don’t get me wrong, we do NOT regret doing this at all. We appreciate the time we had with DH’s sister and her family.  In fact, we’ve had a lovely time.  It’s just that Bugaboo is having a ton of issues and we can’t address them 2100 miles away from home.  So home we must go.  

See y’all soon.  I’ve got some fun stories to tell.

9 thoughts on “Um…So…About That Vacation

  1. MemeGRL says:

    Oh, DG, I was going to go all Clinton on you and say I feel your pain, but I have never had an ear infection at 10000 feet. Yeouch.
    Safe drive and we’ll be glad to have you back, at least!

  2. Angela says:

    Awwww…hope you’re feeling better and the kids are doing okay. Have a safe trip!

  3. Anjali says:


    Hurry back, but safely. Hope you’re feeling all better!

  4. Clark says:

    Such a shame to have events unfold which take away from visiting someplace as wonderful as Yellowstone.
    Having vacationed in Yellowstone years ago with the kids, and having one of them refusing to get out to watch ‘Old Faithful’, I can somewhat relate.
    Having had a past history of cronic ear infections, and having taken my very first air travel in the mist of a full outbreak, I totally understand the 10K elevation issue! Ouch, Big Time.
    If you go back, take time to sit on the upper deck, with a cold beer, and while waiting for ‘Old Faithful’, injoy a conversation with new friends. Who knows, it might be us!

  5. Give that kid a hug for AG and let him know it’s OK.

    And yay for Park City and Jackson Hole!!

  6. It took a doctor in Big Sky, Montana to finally come up with a drug that worked on my high altiitude, flying earaches. It’s always more fun to be able to hear what’s going on.

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