"We're taking a shortcut." So began another one of what became known as "Dad's Famous Shortcuts". They were never short, never what Dad expected, and they were never (well, almost never) boring. As kids, we had a love/hate relationship with Dad's shortcuts. They usually meant a longer, not shorter, car ride which we stoically endured, but also a more colorful, exciting, and humorous journey which we came to cherish for years afterwards. "Dad's Famous Shortcuts" have been remembered throughout our lives and are now celebrated in this book. This collection of funny, fantastic, and sometimes poetic lessons of one family's misadventures will amuse anyone who has embarked on that traditional rite of passage, "The summer vacation".Siebels, Paul is the author of 'Shortcuts with Dad', published 2007 under ISBN 9780615152363 and ISBN 0615152368.