Overheard on the way to Alabama

Happy day after Thanksgiving everyone! I’m enjoying a very relaxing extended weekend at one of my favorite places in the world: the beach. It matters not which beach, as long as I can sink my feet in where earth meets water, I’m happy. On this particular occassion, I find myself in Gulf Shores, Alabama. It is beautiful and relaxing and wonderful. It’s also a 9 hour drive from my house.

Despite the DVD player, gameboys, iPods and books, nine hours is a long time for four people and a dog to spend in a car together without some interesting bits of conversations arising. The following are just a few snippets from said conversation on Wednesday:

“I have to go to the bathroom.” (Baytown, TX)

“I have to go to the bathroom.” (Beaumont, TX)

“I have to go to the bathroom.” (Orange, TX)

“You just went to the bathroom.”

“I couldn’t go last time.”

“I hope he’s not getting a bladder infection.”

“OH MY GOSH! I’m fine. How embarrassing…”

“Are we in Louisiana yet?”

“We’ll be in Louisiana in about 10 miles.”

“Are we in Louisiana yet?”

“In about 8 miles.”

“We’re in Louisiana.”

“How long until we get to Mississippi?”


“I have to go to the bathroom.”

“You’ll have to wait awhile. There’s no place to stop.”

“Were you able to pee the last time we stopped?”

“OH MY GOSH! Yes, Mom! How embarrassing.”

“Okay. Just checking. I wish you and your sister would coordinate your bathroom breaks a little better.”

“We’re in Mississippi.”

“Why is it called Mississippi?”

“I’m not sure. You should Google that on the computer.”

“What’s the state bird of Mississippi?”

“Don’t know.”

“What’s the state tree of Mississippi?”

“Don’t know.”

“What’s the…”

“Don’t know anything about Mississippi. Google it.”

“How long until we get to Alabama?”

“When we get there. And we’re playing the quiet game until we do.”

“What are we doing for dinner?”

“We’re going to Bea’s condo. She’s making dinner, but we’re going to drop off our stuff at the cottage we’re staying at first.”

“How long until we get to Bea’s condom?”





So, what did y’all do for Thanksgiving?

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10 Responses to “Overheard on the way to Alabama”

  1. Jenny November 26, 2010 at 8:39 am #

    Oh my gosh – hilarous!

  2. Rebecca November 26, 2010 at 8:50 am #

    *snort!* Sounds a lot like our trips…thankfully not 9 hours so far, though. And minus the potential bladder infection. I’m glad you made it safely to the beach, enjoy the weekend. 🙂

  3. Jason November 26, 2010 at 8:57 am #

    That is hilarious. 🙂 I don’t have anything amusing to report about our turkey day on the level of that. 🙂

  4. Maureen November 26, 2010 at 11:41 am #

    Had to laugh. Have a safe trip and a wonderful time sea-side. (As soon as I wrote that, the lyrics in that Sweeney Todd song popped into my head: “down by the sea….).

  5. Joanne Sher November 26, 2010 at 1:27 pm #

    I can hear your snort. SO been there. Enjoy.

  6. jasonS November 26, 2010 at 6:11 pm #

    That’s too funny. Hope you have an amazing weekend, Kat. Blessings. 🙂

  7. Wendy November 27, 2010 at 12:03 am #

    Okay, now I have to go to the bathroom…

  8. Kathleen November 27, 2010 at 8:07 pm #

    Have all y’all heard of condom catheters? 🙂 You might want to buy stock in the company that makes them? If you take 9 hour drives often, that is. hahahaha.

    • Kathleen November 27, 2010 at 8:08 pm #

      I know that comment will get moderated. The moderator police are out full force tonight.

  9. Louise November 29, 2010 at 8:40 am #

    Ah yes, THOSE drives.

    Been there. Done that. Still remember not being able to pee!

    You made me laugh out loud — I woke the cat and dog now the dog wants to go out to pee and the cat wants to be fed and in half an hour, they’ll want to do it, have it all again!

    You are hilarious! thank you!

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