Saturday, August 02, 2008

TWQ: Vacation Problems

As it's the time of year when a lot go on vacation, this TWQ (The Weekend Question) is themed to find the things we dread.

What problems don't you like to face while going on vacation? List as many as you wish.

My answers are:

1: All the trouble getting on and off an aircraft. It takes longer than the flight nowadays.

2: The drive by holiday reps to sell optional excursions, making the vacation cost far higher.

3: When on a coach tour, we are told we can't stay too long in a really interesting place as he wants to take us to an interesting carpet place where his brother wants to sell us some.

4: The fact that when we get home, we are more exhausted than when we left... and it's supposed to be a restful vacation!

Now it's over to you...


Anonymous said...

Not exactly a problem but seeing as I over see the packing for the whole family, and husband has no idea what I've packed until we unpack - for me it has to be packing!

We do our own thing on holidays, so no reps, no coaches,but then you have the discussions about what you want to do and where you want to go!

Sol said...

Packing.. For the same reason as Celadon... husband has no clue what he's got.

The one vacation we can take we are going to his parent's house. His dad has a list of things to do.. you know, like build a shed and such. Yes, we still refer to it as a vacation.

If we go on the motorcycle.. my behind gets sore. If we go in the car or plane, I get tired of sitting. That's the worst. Sitting!

Michele sent me .. and heck, It was interesting to feel like I was coming to someone's blog and complaining..

I do hope you have a wonderful weekend!

panthergirl said...

- The entire ordeal of air travel. It is just not fun anymore. I have sat in too many airports for hours on end, or had flights cancelled and had to go to another airport while my car was in long-term parking at the first one.

- Unpacking and doing laundry. Yuck.

Otherwise, I really do love to travel and go to new places... I wish I could just wiggle my nose and be there!

Here by way of Michele today...

Anonymous said...

i agree with yours but i also hate when you take the kids to some amusement park, pay a huge admission price just to get in the door and then have to wait hours and hours in lineups to ride the rides, to use the rest rooms, to buy something as simply as an ice cream cone. and charging $3 for a bottle of water after paying $50 head to get in, grrrrrrrrrrr.

Lahdeedah said...

Driving there.
Trying to keep three children occupied indoors in a place with no television or their normal toys when it rains.
The fact that this year we're not doing a vacation.

Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator said...

For some reason, either my wife or I always get pulled out of the line at the airport for the extra security check. Fun fun.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

oh i hate to fly, hate everything about it!

and i don't like packing up when it is time to get off the cruise ship either! i want to stay longer!

(sorry you can't comment capt. are you using internet explorer? that is giving people lots of trouble lately. try firefox??? or email me?)

smiles, bee

The Mistress of the Dark said...

Driving through Philly to get to Atlantic City.

Hotel workers in the US that don't speak ENGLISH!

R. Sherman said...

Greetings via Michele.

We do a lot of hiking vacations. In no particular order:

1. Idiot tourists who cannot follow the rules in National Parks re: wildlife, trails, etc.

2. Too many bugs.

3. Loud people in motels.

4. Driving through Kansas on I-70 to Colorado, a journey which sucks the soul from your very being.


Linda said...

My biggest problem is not being able to afford a vacation to begin with! Everything after that is cake!

HollyGL said...

1. Definitely the nightmare of security before boarding the plane.

2. Other travellers who apparently don't understand the meaning of "common courtesy".

3. Like Linda said, the sheer cost of a vacation anymore - with gas prices, etc... really makes the whole idea of travel a bit of a bummer. :(

Fab said...

I still have a month before I go on vacation. My boyfriend and I are planning a trip to Croatia, to the seaside...

1. delays with trains are terrible things

2. having a belt that makes the alarms go off at the airport checkpoint and being approached like a criminal

3. hotel rooms that smell funky

4. tourist centres that are usually all the way on the other side of the city's train station, a foreign city where the city map is available at the tourist centres cause it is so damn convenient (thank god for internet!)

Titania Starlight said...

I try to keep vacations simple but that is just wishful thinking on my part.

* Long layovers when flying. Good thing that I like to read.

* When driving, I hate going through large cities. I really and truly hate
bad drivers on a large scale. Give me the countryside any day!

*Getting lost. I have only done this a few times. Actually I did it all in one town. At least a dozen times! This town is so bad to get around that each place of business has a map of where you are at! Good to see I am not the only one that thinks this town is a maze.

I enjoy these weekend questions. :o)

Jean-Luc Picard said...

I share so many of the things that irritate you.

Panthergirl, airtravel is an ordeal, as you say, no longer a pleasure.

Jon, you must have a suspicious face.

Bee, I will try Firefox. I recently put it in to see the new Beta Facebook pages. If it fails, I'll let you know via Facebook.

Holly, gas prices have forced the cost of vacations up.

You've all given great answers.

Jason Todd said...

Jelly fish, I hate jelly fish

PI said...

We don't fly so that makes life easier but I dread getting lost en route, traffic, narrow lanes and a disappointment at the other end. Usually we are lucky (lots of previous research helps)
Michele says hi.

The Real Mother Hen said...

Ohhh I don't like the PACKING bit! Absolutely hate it.

And I also don't like to face with so much dirty laundry (from the travel) when I got home.

Jane said...

I hate the packing and the airport hassles. You are exhausted by the time you get where you are going. It makes you not want to bother!!! BUT, we do...go figure!
Thanks for the well wishes for my birthday!