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To think that setting off on a group excursion at 1.45 am is insane

(36 Posts)
ExitPursuedBySpartacus Sun 23-Oct-16 22:40:12

Well am I?

Queenbean Sun 23-Oct-16 22:41:13

What's the excursion for? If it's "viewing the sky at 2am" then YABU

Sparklesilverglitter Sun 23-Oct-16 22:41:37

Depends where you are going I guess?

For example if your only going for the day and it's 7/8 hours away I can see why someone might set off then. I personally wouldn't but each to there own!

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 23-Oct-16 22:41:42


TheMasterMurderedMargarita Sun 23-Oct-16 22:42:15

Depends on where you're going though.

Bat watching?
Stargazing? Probably ok.

Going for a stroll or a wee cuppa not so much 😆

Hastalapasta Sun 23-Oct-16 22:43:04

Depends, will you get a chance to sleep whilst traveling? 20 years ago I would have done it....

Coffeegivemecoffee Sun 23-Oct-16 22:43:13

Where are you going? What are you doing?

I can see if it was far away some people might leave then.

Not a cat in hells chance I would but DH has been known to leave at 3am for a day out fishing a few hours away from home

Eatthecake Sun 23-Oct-16 22:44:50

Completely depends what your doing?

JoJoSM2 Sun 23-Oct-16 22:45:14

Very random lol Do you need to catch a plane or get to somewhere by the morning?

cardibach Sun 23-Oct-16 22:46:40

I thought that when I was staff on a school trip leaving at midnight last year. All turned out fine.

ExitPursuedBySpartacus Sun 23-Oct-16 22:48:03

It's not me. Hell no. Dd is off with guides to Paris for 4 days. On a coach. They are leaving at 1.45 in the morning. I have gone to bed and set my alarm for 1am. She is now in my room asking where an adapter might be.


AlpacaLypse Sun 23-Oct-16 22:49:53

Is this anything like the small mob of teenagers (16-18 year olds) I ended up looking after last weekend suddenly deciding to go camping? In October? About ten minutes after I'd gone to bed thinking they were all safely settled?

The last stray one turned up around lunchtime the next day. I was so near ringing her mum, only the fact that one of the more reliable ones had sworn on her mother's grave that she was fine had stopped me.

lalalalyra Sun 23-Oct-16 22:49:55

That makes sense. Kids will fall asleep on the coach, roads are quieter and they don't need an extra night accommodation.

OutDamnedWind Sun 23-Oct-16 22:51:01

Used to do this a lot for school trips, drive through the night and catch an early morning ferry.

AlpacaLypse Sun 23-Oct-16 22:51:11


She'll be fine. And have you found an adaptor? smile

ExitPursuedBySpartacus Sun 23-Oct-16 22:51:31

Yes it's cheaper. Pity those poor adults though.

ExitPursuedBySpartacus Sun 23-Oct-16 22:53:09

Not sure about the adapter. I've found something that might be the right one. But just imagine if she can't charge her phone. <snurk>

AnchorDownDeepBreath Sun 23-Oct-16 22:54:42

We set off at a similar time when I did the Paris school trip. Roads were quiet and lots of people slept until 10am when we were already almost there. It was brilliant!

We also set off on an excursion in Greece at 2am. That was not so great. I swear we spent until 9am picking people up from around Greece and then finally set off to the excursion.

redexpat Sun 23-Oct-16 22:55:55

Oh well she will have to learn to be better prepared!

JoJoSM2 Sun 23-Oct-16 22:58:40

Oh dear... The kids will be knackered on the trip...

TheMasterMurderedMargarita Sun 23-Oct-16 23:00:14

Ah yes...did this too.
Poor parents.

MidniteScribbler Sun 23-Oct-16 23:00:58

I often end up leaving for trips at 2am. Very little traffic to deal with, music on loud. Just got to watch out for the roos in some seasons.

Icequeen01 Sun 23-Oct-16 23:07:54

We had to drop off our son at school this time last year at 2.30am when he was going on a school trip to New York and Washington. Worst thing was it was a Friday and we all had to be at work the next morning and the coach which was due to take them to the airport didn't show up! We had to wait an hour for another coach but then couldn't go to bed as we were worried they wouldn't catch their flight and had to wait for a text! Nightmare .

Ginkypig Sun 23-Oct-16 23:08:41

We used to do this on a school trip to Alton towers every year for activities week.

We left on the coach in the early hours of the morning to get there for it opening and got dropped off about midnight after leaving once it closed for the day.

catsofa Sun 23-Oct-16 23:13:48

Take an extension thingy with lots of sockets if you have one spare, then one adapter can have that plugged into it, and lots of people can charge phones at the same time.

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