Well, It Definitely had Enough Room for my Luggage

Recently, Tripp and I had to travel and I needed a ride to the airport.  Unfortunately, my family was already out of town and I need to arrange for a car service to get me from Wasilla to Anchorage to catch our flight.

Usually they send a SUV or sedan to take us from point A to point B. But this time, they switched it up a little.  As I was hauling the bags out of my apartment, with my whiney, tired, three year old on my hip, I looked up and saw a grey stretch limo.

So embarrassing!

There aren’t many limos in Alaska to begin with, and people certainly don’t use them as glorified taxi cabs!

I had no choice – I had a plane to catch, suitcases to put into the trunk, and a boy to calm down.  When we showed up to the airport, I was afraid people might pay extra attention to whoever got out of such a vehicle! And I was right.  As we approached our terminal, people definitely noticed the big car.  Then, I realized I let Tripp dress himself for the plane ride… He was wearing Nike shorts and Xtra Tuff rain boots.

I’m sure people who were expecting someone glamorous were surprised to see two scrubby kids getting out of the limo!
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  • T McCarthy

    The rest of us peons would have to take “God Forbid” a taxi!!!!!

    • C Roady

      Evidentally you can’t read very well T McCarthy! She said USUALLY they bring a SUV or sedan to pick them up. It’s the craziest thing. If I disliked somebody the LAST thing I would do is join their blog.

    • princetrumpet

      What part of “Usually they send a SUV or sedan to take us from point A to point B…” don’t you understand, TMcCarthy?

    • http://yahoo Retha Miller

      Jealousy is so unbecoming really…maybe someday to when you grow up you will be able to enjoy these things in the meantime study hard to get good grades and shut the heck up.=) Have a nice day Beavis’s friend!

  • Jan

    If your photos show up on a Hollywood gossip blog, Inside Edition,or The Insider, we will know which TV group paid the car service to pick you up in a limo. We know TMZ ,The Insider, & Inside Edition all gave interviews to L.J.

  • Kim A

    Stretch Limo!! I always ask for the type of vehicle needed as to avoid unneccessary attention to the client. I’m sure they paid no attention to the clothes when they saw it was Todd the Iron Man and the former Gov’s “Dancing With the Stars” Celeb Daughter getting out, Wishing you all well !!

  • wayne iantorno

    atleast you’re honest about the whole thing what ever works and gets ys there with in reason I like the idea too LOL

  • TammyChicago

    To those who have their panties in a wad because “a Palin rode in a limo”……….. it might behoove you to “go commando”. Bristol owes no apology to anyone for riding in one intentionally or otherwise. Get over it. If you feel compelled to continue to budget personal emotional distress over this issue, I should let you know…….. that just warms my heart <3

  • bellagrazi

    Guess that’s a classy problem to have! Hahaha I’d love to see a picture of Tripp in his gear, Bristol. Sounds very creative. I’m sure he looked adorable.

  • Steve Smith

    When people start to know you… Strange things can happen.

  • Sue Lynn

    I can’t wait to see the photo’s of you two getting out of the limo….Funny post Bristol! Your a great writer keep it up!

  • http://timdenchanter.blogspot.com/ Tim D Enchanter

    LOL !!!
    “… two scrubby kids getting out of a limo …”
    caption suggestion = “Still keepin’ it Real”

  • Paul

    This was probably a set-up just to get your photo taken when getting in and out of it. If I were you I would question them why they sent it, and tell them you will be publicly announcing you are switching to their competition if they give you a lame reason.

    • Jan

      I agree Paul. Now that her new show airs in June, the setups will increase.

  • Jessica Pierce

    Oh my goodness….I would have been embarrassed too…..then I would have fallen on the ground laughing. Don’t feel bad. I have 2 girls and my youngest likes to dress herself too. She will wear some kind of weird multiple dress thing she likes to throw on, boots, and big old sunglasses. It cracks me up.

  • Joanne Mayo

    LOL, Bristol! Keeping it real. Happy travels.

  • speppers69

    This is actually not out of the ordinary. I also hired an airport driving service for 4 stops on a 2 week trip for my husband and myself. The first time they showed up in a Lincoln Towncar. The second trip they showed up in an airport commuter van. The third trip it was a stretch limo, also. And the fourth trip was an SUV. All 4 trips were booked with the same company and they would use whatever vehicle was the closest to my pick-up location so if you have traveled more than a few times to the airport or a port and used a cars ervice…you get what they give you unless you specify up front what you would like and usually have to pay extra for a specific type of car.

  • Judi

    Something you will be laughing about for many years to come.

  • Grannie Annie

    Love the story and keep up the good work!!

  • Steve

    Hey Bristol, does it get better gas mileage than your dodge pickup?

  • Phoebe Ivers

    Our little one’s can sure put the “laugh” into our lives.
    Blessings to you, Bristol and to your little guy who’s attire causes every parent or grandparent who reads your blog today to chuckle. Yeah, we all have our own memory of the time a child embarrassed us when we actually took a look at what they were wearing and we don’t notice until we’re in public and it’s to late to change them :)

  • http://100%SarahsYouBetchaNation John Norton

    A Royal Vehicle for a member of the Royal Family…U betcha X Infinity…!

  • ordinary mom

    How about calling a taxi?

    All the best from California

  • Medbob

    That disparity between “real people” caught up in celebrity is one of the things I enjoy most when watching your family!!! Don’t shirk back or slouch! Y’all are exceptional folks. No need to put on airs!!!!

  • Thomas Hubbard

    That’s funny. I now a man who once drove Limos for a company and so he took me and others on a trip. Yes people were wondering who would step out of it and they were shocked to see how we were dressed.

  • CJ

    LOL! What a grrrreat story, Bristol :) I bet there isn’t a parent on this planet who couldn’t relate to that moment! Tripp is simply too, too ADORABLE!! :)
    As for the stretch limo, well, personally, I’m thrilled that you were “A PRINCESS” for a little while…….What mom doesn’t deserve a little comfort every now and then? Raising children is hard work…….YOU DESERVED every minute of it! :)

  • http://us4palin.com Ron Devito

    I love getting upgrades like that. When I went to Indianola, I booked a car rental – one of those econo-boxes to save money. They didn’t have any, so would I mind a Jeep Wrangler? SCORE! Cherish them when when you get them.

  • blackbird

    “So embarrassing!” really?

    FINDING THE FUNNY SIDE

    How are you at finding the funny side of situation?

    In America, each of the states likes to promote themselves with a slogan. I currently live in Utah, where the slogan is “Life Elevated.” It’s a nod to outdoor recreation in the high country, including the ski industry. I previously lived in Colorado, a land with red dirt, majestic mountains and golden plains. The slogan there is “Colorful Colorado.” Years ago I lived in the “Peach State” of Georgia, and I grew up in New Mexico, whose slogan is “Land of Enchantment.”

    New Mexico is a land of high, arid desert and it has a beauty of its own. I have never seen a sunset as spectacular as one in the New Mexico desert. The western sky can glow a brilliant orange behind red and purple clouds.

    But this is also a country of wind, lots of it. A gritty wind can howl for hours, and “dust devils” (funnel-shaped whirlwinds) will appear without notice.

    We never seemed to get away from dust in New Mexico, so I appreciate the story of a newcomer to the Land of Enchantment who learned about dusty breezes. She was visiting an antique shop and the proprietor wiped down every item before showing it. The newcomer said, “Everything gets dusty here pretty quickly, doesn’t it?”

    “That’s not dust, honey,” the shop owner replied. “That’s ENCHANTMENT.”

    Here was a person who took a negative and turned it into something humorous. That made the problem more palatable – easier to swallow, or at least live with. And face it. There are some things, like the weather, we can’t change. All we can change is our attitude toward them. I believe one of the best techniques to do this is to find some humor in the situation. Finding the funny side of a difficulty, an irritation or a troublesome problem can be one of the most creative and effective things we can do.

    A Hong Kong shopping center manager was informed that an escalator broke. He posted a sign to warn customers. He opted not to use the traditional “Out of Order” or “Do Not Use” warnings. Instead, his sign read, “This Escalator Is Temporarily a Stairway.” He turned a minus into humor and made it a plus. Sometimes the only sense you can make of a situation is a sense of humor.

    How are you at finding the funny side?

    By Steve Goodier: http://www.lifesupportsystem.com

  • kate

    I loved this story. Sounds like my husband and I and the family cats, when we arrived in Indianapolis after a very long flight across the Pacific and a brief stopover in LA. We went to an airport ‘car place’ to get some sort of ride to our hotel and to our great surprise a long white stretch limo turned up. We were astonished and open mouthed. It was to us, a perfect,kind of fun finish to a very long trip. I cannot see us riding in a stretch limo again!

  • Dennis McHale

    It was probably the Romney Team looking for your endorsement -:) LOL!!!

  • Lou

    I love your blog and admire the strength you have to stand up for yourself. I believe you and your family are great rolemodels, and think you are doing a great job of being proud and unashamed of the lessons you learn from past mistakes. Thanks for sharing your beautiful family with America!

  • Charlotte

    Hi Bristol!!! I was wondering where you got your camoflauge sweatshirt with pink writing on the front that you wore in your familys tlc tv show last yr when you went shooting together? I LOVE it and want one like it? Also, can you tell us your favorite beauty products you use :) Thanks! Hope all is well <3

    • Holly Morgan

      Hi Charlotte!
      I got mine at the Target in San Bernardino off the 15. They were 39.95 and on sale and I was very lucky to grab one of the last ones.
      Holly

  • A Worker

    Great story Bristol.

    I especially like the part where I can relate to having a car service pick me up and drive me places.

    That part is excellent.

    Because middle-class America is just always having their car service pick them up to jet around the continent spewing useless drivel.

  • Bobbie Parsons

    Hi Bristol,
    I am a Kennedy era Democrat who loved your Mom and was sorry to see her drop out of politics. I want to commend you for taking the really difficult position of standing up for what marriage is all about. You are very brave and I am sure will get some flack for it, but all the Hollywood celebrities in the world can’t change the word of God. God loves all the gay people as much as he loves everyone else he created, but wrong is wrong. Marriage IS between a man and a woman. Give gays a civil union to protect their health care rights,etc. but PLEASE don’t call it MARRIAGE. Take care honey,keep up the good work.

  • Scathing

    What an idiot you are, go and bury yourself in some snow and take your family with you.

    • Mark Lopez aka Maze

      Scathing, Your envy is showing. Go clean yourself up and you can apologize later.
      I’m positive Bristol has the character to forgive you!

  • Bryan

    hey Bristol you have a very nice blog !

  • Robert Smith

    Bristol,
    You want people to stop saying your mom was a bad VP pick. Come on, humor me! I love “knock-knock” jokes! Let’s face it! She was, and she quit her job as governor.
    Also, I was in unrealistic shock, in uttermost disbelief, when I read your response to President Obama’s announcement concerning his support for gay marriage. Here is a little food for thought. No matter how loudly, when a hypocrite speaks people can’t hear what you are saying.

  • Mark Lopez aka Maze

    Bristol,
    Whether by VW bug or stretch Limo, you have no reason to be embarrassed.
    Your friends and supporters aren’t going to care what kind of vehicle you step out of and the haters are going to say hateful things no matter what!
    Keep up the blogs! You’ve been, and continue to be an inspiration to me!!!

  • Marvice

    How you get that the President’s daughters are running the White House because he made a reference to them having friends with same sex parents has helped him and his wife to come around to changing their opinion, is beyond me. That’s no different then the days when a girl who had a kid out of wedlock was ridiculed and often sent away to live with other family members to prevent the family from being embarrassed. You obviously are not mature enough to understand what he was saying. We all start out with values and sometimes things in life happen that may make you rethink the way you see things. You don’t have to agree with him but everyone deserves the respect for thier beliefs. It wasn’t that long ago that society saw what you are as wrong too.

  • emily

    ya totally she didn’t like at all being in a fucking limo (sarcasm). if not for her bastard (made out of wedlock) child she’d be ecstatic is the message i got out of that! hope you continue regret the poor child that didn’t ask for you to stupidly make him to live in hell and at the whim of the public eye. love it. keep it up Bristol :)


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