Family road trips are one of dad’s favorite activities. A car full of food, family and the open road, what’s not to love? Here’s a look at what we all remember from going on a road trip with dad.
Your entire family gets a 4 a.m. wakeup call.
Happens every single time. And every single time, you don’t hit the road until noon or later.
He crams, like CRAMS, your family car.
He packs the car to the brim with everything you could possibly need because “uno nunca sabe.”
That means… you get away with a trunk ride!
A packed car can mean that dad may or may not make someone ride in the trunk. “No pasa nada,” he says.
Because road trips aren’t an option.
Yes, even the dogs, because road trips are a mandatory activity. If you’re part of the family, you come on the road trip.
He doesn’t stop with the selfies.
He documents the trip as soon as everyone steps into the car… and it doesn’t stop.
And you sing rancheras till you cry.
He plays his favorite songs the entire time… eventually you learn every word and start singing along. HERMOSOOOOCARIÑOOOOOO
He depends on you to be his old-school navigator.
He brings his Thomas Guide and expects you to navigate. Yes, old school maps because he’ll definitely lose signal on his cell phone. You’ll have to remember how to read the map first, of course. Wait, do you even remember how to unfold it?!
Then there’s those moments of golden silence.
Actually, more like awkward silence because los papás son de muy pocas palabras. Maybe he’s just enjoying the view?
Eventually he tires out and goes to the backseat just to pass out… pobresito.
Hotels? Not with papá.
Hotels?! For him hotels are also optional, so you sleep in the car.
He creates his own tourist attractions.
Las Vegas. It's really stressful to have fun with Sebastian and Leila but oh well. Some day they'll grow up then we can enjoy sanity. I got to see lions/tigers/Dolphins/scary clowns!!! Yay! My sister is super fabulous, a little fashion diva, and my brother is the big ladies man (future football player) she's angry because she couldn't feed the Dolphins ?? #lasvegas #familyroadtrip #siblings #crazyfamily #familyfriendlylasvegas
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He always finds the most random things on your trips and makes the entire family take pictures with it.
Nothing ever gets in the way of papá and his destination.
Something inevitably goes wrong either to your car or a stranger’s, but he always fixes it.
And thanks to his stubbornness, he creates a lifetime of these memories.
And you enjoy every minute of the road trip with dad and cherish the memories forever.