Spring break leads to driving (download that app so you can still hear us … Mix 957 Grand Rapids in your app store … did you know it’s free). Steve drinking water with parasites in it. Christine getting sick sick in Nashville and my date in Mexico (Connie and Fish Trip) hooked up with someone else.

TEXT QUESTION OF THE DAY:
What bad thing happened on your vacation but it continued anyway?

  • My boyfriend & I went to Cedar Point. Took my brother & his girlfriend. My boyfriend rented a car. He was tired about 3/4 of the way down. I offered to drive so he could sleep. Just coming into Sandusky I rear ended a car going about 45mph while they were at the stop light. At the time when you are in an accident in Ohio you don't get a ticket you go to jail. It was Memorial Day weekend, so I went in the cop car to the police station. Boyfriend paid the money to get me out, good thing as it was the holiday weekend. Insurance he put on the rental car was void because I wasn't a listed driver. And the lady I hit was a secretary for some lawyers on the east side of the state. Boyfriend paid $3500 to fix damages. He married me anyway & to this day he cannot fall asleep while I drive. This was 29 years ago.
  • Me and 3/6 kids vomiting non stop first big trip 10 hours away from home alone with kids ended in ER visit it was so bad
  • Omg my honeymoon... I became deathly ill the day we arrived with a horrible respiratory infection (that I’d obviously been developing prior). We were at a resort in Jamaica so my husband was living it up while I could hardly breathe, and I was still breastfeeding our son at the time, who wasn’t with us, so I was constantly pumping to keep my supply up. I ended up getting so sick (a GI bug also) that I had to get medical treatment with IV fluids, antibiotics, and breathing treatments we still stayed the whole time, but I spent the entire flight home in the airplane bathroom coughing, puking, pooping, and pumping
  • Went to Castle Rock in the UP. After climbing the lookout, I took a picture and stumbled ALL THE WAY DOWN the steps. I almost passed out from my owies but my son told me to take it like a man.
  • I got bronchitis in Mexico and could hardly breathe, but we finished out our vacation anyway. I had so many different meds when we got home...blech.
  • Best friend and I missed our cruise ship, so we just stayed in Florida with my grandparents. It was rainy and cold that week…
  • Montezuma’s Revenge in Mexico. It was near the end of our trip at least. I rested and took medication earlier the day, and still went swimming and had a single tequila shot later that day!
  • Hurricane was headed straight for the Bahamas a day before we were set to sail from Florida luckily it was dropped to a tropical storm and the cruise went fine
  • My son and I got food poisoning in Cambodia. Missed Angkor Wat-hubby and daughter got to go. Both were better in time to go to cocktail making class.
  • My husband was terribly seasick on our honeymoon cruise just had to power through!
  • We were in a car ferry and locked the rental car keys in the car. Luckily our own car keys unlocked it. Whew!
  • Broke my foot in less than 24 hours of arriving in Nashville. Still made the best of my time there with my awesome friends. Thank goodness hotels have wheelchairs handy these days!
  • It’s been almost 9 years now; drove from Wisconsin to the gulf coast of Alabama to visit family. Car broke down when we were there; needed a new harmonic balancer, a couple of pulleys, and a couple of belts. Also got sick, and my son and nephew got the hand foot mouth virus. Had no choice but to stay until the car got fixed, and by that time the boys were feeling better so we continued on our vacation, but I was sure glad to be home!
  • In Mexico, our condo increasingly became inundated with flying black bugs. After three days, my son discovered a massive swarm with millions of them on the outside of the unit, near the vent in bathroom. We had been continually telling management about it every half day as it grew worse. Needless to say, they were speechless and moved us immediately when they saw them.
  • When I was a kid we drove to the west coast, 5 kids, 2 parents, a station wagon and our camper. The station wagon caught on fire AT A GAS STATION and my dad had to get in the car- still pulling our trailer- and drive it away from the gas station! We were all watching from inside the gas station. He drove it onto the highway and over a hill so we couldn't see him...then the car exploded. We could only hear it and see all the smoke billowing up. Then all the sirens of the firetrucks and ambulance. It was horrid and one of my first vivid memories, I was 5 yrs. We thought dad exploded with the car. He did not. He didn't even have a scratch. However the car was totaled and most of our camper was toast. What a crazy vaca that was!
  • Went to the Willis Tower (maybe was Sears tower back then, I don't remember) and a bad storm quickly rolled in. It was so bad that the power cut out and the elevators weren't working. They said we couldn't even use the emergency elevators because the wind was blowing so bad they said it wouldn't be safe. It was blowing so bad that you couldn't even walk in a straight line and it made it feel like you were drunk. The staff led us down 30+ flights of stairs before the elevators finally went online again. When we reached the bottom the fire department was there and quickly evacuated us. Come to find out, several windows had blown out due to the pressure from the wind. Since the storm was pretty much over with, we left and went to dinner.
  • I got my wisdom teeth removed before a four day camping trip with my family. I was in pain and swollen and crying the entire time. We went to check and grab my pain meds from my bag just to find out we left them at home. I got dry sockets and was in such bad pain, and no pain meds. Worst vaca ever.
  • 2 days before our Florida trip I got a horrible stomach flu, the day before my husband got it then the night of our arrival one of my son's got it. My husband didn't think he'd make the flight but I refused to go without him so he toughed it out. That night my son puked all over the floor. Next day we had tickets to Universal Studios. We all made it through without incident but all had queasy stomachs which doesn't mix well with rides at all. Still a great trip!
  • We went to watch the tigers v. The Yankees, in 2007(I think) we were rained out. Huge bummer! The kids were so mad thinking we’d miss the game. But we promised them we’d stay. So We hunkered down in the walkways, for many miserable HOURS. Until they started again. The game went 11 innings. And was finally over at 3:30am ish.
  • Quite a day for my boys, who LOVED baseball. We definitely got our money's worth that day!
  • Covid shut down everything the day after we got to Orlando. Had to do 8 parks in 3 days, NAILED IT!! Then had to come up with stuff to do for the next 7 days
  • Engine blew up in our personal vehicle while in FL. We drove from WI. We broke down just before sunset. Everything was closed. We spent almost the whole next day in the car dealership buying a new suv so we could get home. From now on we will only rent vehicles for all vacations!
  • We went to Jamaica in 2016 and a few days in I thought my husband had a really bad hangover but he ended up having really bad food poisoning. It’s scary when you are not near medical places that you are comfortable going to. He didn’t end up needing to go but it was a rocky 24+ hours
  • A huge wave took my glasses off in the ocean while vacationing in Riviera Maya Mexico... Some fish could see well thankfully the couple we were with, she had contacts & glasses... and I could wear her glasses - not quite the right prescription, but I could at least see to enjoy & get home! Moral of the story... always bring two pair of glasses!
  • I slipped on steps on our honeymoon...stone steps the second day!! Hurt for weeks!!
  • Husband cracked a tooth our second day of being on our honeymoon in Jamaica. Got a root canal the day after we got home.
  • I literally threw up on the way to the airport while in an Uber. I quickly rolled the window down, threw up and tipped the Uber a $20 for a car wash. Got on the plane...thankfully felt fine the rest of the trip
  • Drove 7 hours to nashville. Made it 2 hours outside of Nashville and our car broke down at a questionable gas station. Nowhere to go. Hotels all booked. No place to stay. No uber drivers around for miles or they were done for the day. Eventually found a taxi to drive us 60 minutes to louisville airport to pick up a rental. Drove 3 hours to Nashville and continued our trip in a rental car. Basically in Nashville for 24 hours. Now, we rent cars. Lol
  • Hurricane Frances in Florida 2004. My honeymoon! Should have taken that as a “sign”.
  • We went to PCB one year for a softball tournament (my daughter played travel softball). While digging her toes in the sand, she got bit by a crab two days in a row at the beach and swears it was the same crab. She now lives in Florida and goes to the beach almost daily.
  • I fell and broke my big toe, it was swollen and black and blue. Went on a 7 mile hike the next day! Can’t waste vacation time
  • On our honeymoon to New York we were running to catch our flight in Chicago and my husband left his ID in the security tray. We missed our flight and decided to take a flight to Atlantic City instead, rented a car and drove to JFK where are checked luggage (that DID make it on the plane) was. Thank god no one checks IDs in NY because my husband needed a stiff drink. We had a friend of ours overnight our important documents so he’d have something to get him on the plane going home, turns out they needed a picture id and took his Costco card no questions asked
  • I fell down the waterfall at Ochoa Rios in Jamaica. It was the first excursion on a seven day cruise. Bruised up my knee and elbow but went on every excursion the rest of the trip and went to the doctor when i got home. Ended up in a knee brace and had to have physical therapy.
  • I got stung by a stingray the first five minutes of being in remote Mexico. Couldn’t go to a hospital. I was 16 and my step mom kept me on Benadryl and tequila to help with pain
  • Don’t take your honey moon during spring break. 2.5 hours to get through security, gate closed 5mins before we got to it . Honeymoon delayed by 24 hours and an additional $450. Got to the resort a day later and our room wasn’t ready . The resort indoor bar with all the fun indoor amenities was closed for remodel . But hey we still had fun and met some great people.
  • I dislocated my knee while boarding the plane ✈️ and was asked if I wanted to go to the hospital 🏥. I said no, sat down and pushed my knee back in place. They gave me all the ice they had to put on my knee and the other passengers were not happy. lol 😂
  • had an inflamed cyst on my tailbone. Had to cut vaca. 1 day short cuz it got so infected I couldn't sit. 8 hrs back to go to hospital to have it lanced. Don't know which hurt more, lanced or pulled out the Gauze they put in there. Ouchi wawa
  • It rained my entire honeymoon in Myrtle beach. For the 1 hour we were able to walk the boardwalk there was a fight that broke out right next to me and I almost got stabbed. Then when I was sitting on the couch in our suite I felt something hurt my foot. It was a piece of a beer bottle... in the couch. We weren’t drinking (I was underage) so it was from someone before us. Horrible honeymoon which totally set the stage for the marriage. #singleandlovingit!
  • When I was 16, my period started during the flight to HAWAII. Spent the first few days of the family vacation in pain.
  • In April of 2014 my wife, kids, and I went to Florida for spring break. At the time i worked 3rd shift so i never was out in the sun. Well the first day we got there I got sunburnt to the point my back was covered with 1 large blister from my neck to my waistline. We stayed there 7 days.
  • Something that happened to me on a vacation was I went to Las Vegas with a friend and we decided to walk down the strip so we got dropped off by the shuttle bus and we didn't know that we were supposed to be back at a certain time so we ended up having to walk like 3 miles around the strip to get back to our hotel and I'm in stilettos and a pretty revealing dress and I got mistaken for a prostitute. So I was walking and we came up to a group of guys and one of the guys said how much and I looked at my friend which was a guy and I said what do you mean? I said I don't understand what you're asking, he says I'm trying to find out how much you are because I'd like to smash. At this point my friend steps in and he's like she's not for sale so back off. Now I finally realize I think I'm a prostitute my friend grabs my arm and says come on. The guy who initially asked me grabs my wrist and pulls me towards him which triggers my friend to punch him in his face and he falls to the ground. We take off running. I run out of my stilettos and lose them so I'm running barefoot off the strip. We run into a cop, tell the cop what just happened, the cop goes to where the guys are gone and we get a lift back to our hotel. Needless to say I will never wear that kind of outfit ever again if I go to Las Vegas haha
  • I went to Vegas for a vacation/friend wedding. My husband was the best man. We spent the day at the pool prior to the wedding. When I went to get out of the pool those drinks hit me. I barely made it back to the room. My husband had to go to the wedding alone while I died on the cold tile hotel bathroom floor.
  • Girls weekend to the U.P Partied on the way up there, got our room and went to the attached bar and partied some more. Ended up going out for a smoke and fell flat on my back in the parking lot, hitting my head, blood and all. My cousin, who is an RN, was already in bed and told me to just go to bed. Trip to the ER the next morning confirmed a concussion. Needless to say I didn’t have another drink until about 8pm that night!
  • My son, who was 19 at the time, had an emergency appendectomy on Easter Sunday 3 years ago while we were in Florida.
  • The engine went out on our boat during our boat trip, so we put the boat on the trailer and slept on it in a campground. The campers asked if we were lost.
  • Vacation mishap... We listened to a friend and put 5 phones, one rental car key fob and go pro batteries into a water "resistant" container after being told it was water "proof" and it was submerged in the Ocean after being stored in a compartment on a huge blow-up raft. It was a very expensive and frustrating afternoon, to say the least.
  • Went to Punta Cana last year. Stepped on something walking on the beach the 1st night there. My foot swelled and blistered. But I drank my way thru it!
  • Took my mom to the Dominican Republic 8 months after finding out she had stage 4 cancer to snorkel and parasail. Severely sprained my ankle the first night there so postponed the events. No crutches so I toughed it out a couple days till I could limp well enough and took her anyway. Best trip ever with her! She passed this January.
  • I got shingles on my leg! We were in Vagos
  • I stepped on a buried broken beer bottle on a solo walk on the beach. 1/2 mile from the hotel.... No phone.
  • A bird pooped on my sister. Lmao
  • Not me but one of the Dr.’s we were on vacation with got arrested and spent the night in jail while we were in Mexico haha Our boss bailed him out, and we all partied on 😂😅
  • Lost my wallet and ran a mile through downtown Chicago to the mall where I thought I lost it
  • Gosh you’re gonna love this! I had all of my bras stolen while on vacation! Yup - Corvallis Oregon
  • Ruptured eardrum in Puerto Rico.
  • I was 19 years old. While visiting my family in Florida, my cousin and I went to a party where she consumed a crap ton of Mad Dog 2020. I took her keys and started the car. I went back into the house to get her and she was gone. I went back outside to look for her, she had apparently been hiding in the bushes. I was literally "amBUSHed". She made it back to the car before I could.
  • Too long to read on the radio, but I found the question quite interesting. Our good friends live in Miami (BTW, they say everyone mocks Florida until Spring Break). Their Spring Break is this week. They have three boys...14, 11 and 7. They packed up the kids and dog and headed 10.5 hours to North Georgia to mountain bike, zip line, horseback riding, etc. They arrive on Sunday. On Monday, they go mountain bike riding. They were biking up the mountain when the 7 year old fell off the bike. When he fell, he broke his bone, his arm is backwards and blood is gushing everywhere. He severed an artery. The dad had to make a tourniquet and run the child a mile to the car to meet the ambulance. The ambulance then took them to the location where the helicopter arrived (trying to save the arm). The dad has to drive 1.5 hours to Atlanta’s children’s hospital and mom has to knock at a random person’s house to drive her and two other kids back to VRBO. The vascular surgeon said no blood flow to the hand. So, they had to take a vein from the leg and put in the arm to save the hand. Next, the orthopaedic surgeon did his job. After three nights in the ICU, he was finally discharged today. It will take months to get all feeling/movement back in his hand.
  • Went to Canada in our brand new car and it broke down on the highway. We ended up hitchhiking and were picked up by an older couple. They drove us to an auto parts store and back to our car. There was a ticket on the car from the local police telling us to not to accept rides from strangers because a lot of people had been murdered recently in the area. Freaked us out. While my husband replaced the part a police officer stopped to see if we were okay. He told us people had been coming up missing after the cars broke down and were later found dead. He waited until the car started and we left. We finished our vacation and still had an amazing time.
  • Got my foot run over by an SUV, got my iPod stolen, and lost all my friends at a foam party! Panama City was fun. I think? I hardly remember it
  • Hurricane Irma. Followed by a man overboard. Two people dying on a zip line. And I had to turn our flight around an hour in because a guy was having a stroke and I was legit concerned he was going to die.
  • Once going to the DR there was an embargo that me and my friend didn’t know about - you weren’t allowed to check bags. We didn’t know this until we got there. There wasn’t enough time to change bags so we opened our bags up threw on as many clothes as we could and left everything else just to sit there. 10 mins later we heard calls for security to come check out a bag left behind 😂 We went to the DR with like 6 pairs of clothes that we were wearing and nothing else
  • While we were on a family vacation to Disney World my sister had a crippling panic attack and we had to have the front desk of our Disney resort call an ambulance. My sister and mom spent the night in the hospital while the rest of us got up and went to the parks the next day. But we never saw an ambulance or hospital bill, Disney covered the whole thing. They even had food delivered to my mom and sister the next day after they got back and the front desk called multiple times to check in!
  • On a 5 yr anniversary trip, I was served Divorce papers on vacation in the tropics, and then we spent the rest of the week together.

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