Vacation this past summer was amazing, we drove all over from Cape Coral to Bokeelia, and Marco Island. My mom challenged the GPS. By that I mean, my mom drove as far as she could until there was no road and we literally hit the roads’ end. Beaches, and nothing else. We could not drive any further. She thought she was so cool, we agreed.
That’s not all that happened though. You might know that the weather in Florida, Cape Coral etc. is so muggy, you just sweat (I hate that). We were super hot and we had a pool house. So here’s the thing, I have such nasty food allergies that my mom prefers staying in vacation home rentals and so do we. She cooks foods I can eat and we spend a lot of time in the pool. Did I mention we make noise so much that I think the neighbors are happy when we leave – Hello we are teens and ragers rule
Before you bring a pool float on vacation read this, and then thank me later!
Here’s the deal. Since my mom drives cars and reviews them, we had this Mitsubishi. I am thankful we had a car, don’t get me wrong, but seriously, 3 teens, luggage and all else Do not fit in the vehicle. (no offense there Mitsubishi).
Someone, not gonna say who packed inflatables for us to play in the pool. But that someone kind of forgot that you can’t blow these things up, you need a compressor. First, we tried to blow these 5-6ft pool floats up by mouth. So did not happen. Dude, I was dizzy after a minute. My lips hurt, my mouth hurt, it was miserable. We were driving my mom cray-zee because we wanted to use those rafts, so she had to come up with a solution.
What did my mom do to make it right?
She went to Walmart and the auto body shop and plead for help. Some guy out of the kindness of his heart and they want to just get us out of there, inflated them for us. We thank him for his kindness. MJ thinks he is so cool, he blew this thing all the way to Walmart and he was so ‘out of it’ that I told him he truly was an idiot for trying. You know brother to brother loving trash talk!
Now, the real story. This is me, and this is the inside cargo space. We are hidden between the pool floats and you can barely see me. Wait, it gets better.
— dana vento (@danavento) July 18, 2017
Yeah, my mom parked the car, and suddenly I disappeared. I was waiting to surprise her, but she knows me too well. Hello Y’all! She found me!
I am Niko Vento a teen travel writer, who has severe food allergies. Follow more of my adventures on my mom’s site (on my Tab Niko Travels) and Travel and adventure run deep in my veins. I write to share my triumphs in dining out with allergies and to share adventures that teens need to experience too! Want me to visit you and really tell your story? email me through my mom, of course, I’m just a kid firstname.lastname@example.org – Hope to see you soon. I am a #TMSJuniors travel writer