For now I'll share a funny story that happened the morning of our departure.
I was driving on a road I rarely drive coming home from dropping our dog off at the kennel, which by the way is more like doggie paradise than kennel club. Suddenly I notice this guy checking me out. But he was more than checking me out. He was watching my car's every move. Now, normally I'm a VERY modest person in my opinion. But I must have been in a good mood excited for our trip and feeling extra confident that day as I thought to myself: "Damn, I'm good. I can turn a head today with 2 kids in the back seat!"... and then... I see the flashing lights through my rear view mirror. A cop. Turns out I'm not all that hot and that guy was simply watching a ditzy lady not notice a cop trying to pull her over.
All is well that ends well though... I guess I was at least looking good enough to just get off on a warning. And for what it's worth, I was being honest when I told the police officer I thought the speed limit was 40 (I guess it was 30. oops!).
And shhhh... don't tell Tad. He doesn't know this story. :) But Samuel knows I got pulled over so it's only a matter of time before everyone else does too so I might as well let my family and friends get a good laugh out of it. Tad will get a good laugh too, and then promptly tell me to drive more carefully!