So as we get ready to embark on our second crazy long trip… 3200 Miles round trip! Oh my, what was I thinking again?? Oh right, I have to go pick up my son, and I really want to see Family and Friends. Ok, it might make this trip worth the hassle then! LOL!
Before you start to panic, no I am not embarking on this trip alone with 2 kids…. I do have another adult accompanying me. I was going to make the trip alone, but I didn’t think that it would be wise…with two girls that can be very cranky. Plus having to make gas stops and rest area stops, I did not want to have to take them out of the car every time.
With that being said…. here are a few things we keep or make sure are in our car for long trips, to make them a bit more bearable.
- Dvd player with a few different movies (we limit our children to pick a handful)
- For the child that is old enough to read (assuming they don’t get car sick) we also bring a few books along. Like for our trip back, Hunter will have a couple Magic Tree House books.
- Books on Cd cause our Dvd player can play them, and are good for night traveling when they are trying to get to sleep. (we have a few Magic Tree House Books, and Disney stories on Cd for this)
- A map with our route highlighted, for some of the older kids, my son likes to follow where we are, and were we are going!
Those are a few ideas we find helpful… Please feel free to add any ideas you find that work. Happy Traveling!!!