Two weeks from today will be Princess Nagger’s first official day of Summer Break. More evidence that time is flying by way too fast, as it seems like just yesterday she was heading off on that big yellow bus on the first day of school. le sigh.
Growing up, the end of school meant road trips and camping trips with my family. My dad would use his vacation time to round us four kids up and we’d spend time driving to different cool places (which, as kids, most likely we didn’t appreciate as much).
Most years we would do a week-and-a-half camping in the mountains and the other week-and-a-half camping at the ocean – one of the major benefits of living in the Pacific Northwest, as either locale is a fairly quick drive. Which, I’m sure, is why we’d do that more than the actual long distance road trips because my parents were smart enough to hang onto what sanity they had left.
Something I apparently need to work on.
In just a matter of weeks we’ll be hitting the road – 2 kids, 2 dogs and 2 insane adults. Not just a day trip, oh no – we have to do it big. We’re driving from Pennsylvania to Seattle. Round trip, it’ll be approximately 96 hours and 6200 miles. Crazy, much?
I’ve been working on our travel routes, breaking it down to limit the actual driving time to around 10 hours per day, to try to keep the bored whining to a minimum, but still get us to the Pacific Northwest and have enough time to have quality time with family members before making the long drive home.
Thank goodness for modern technology as the kids will be armed with DVD players (and piles of movies), Nintendo DS’s, and a Kindle Fire. I think that might help at least on the first leg. The subsequent 9 legs will most likely be tricky.
Which brings me to this week’s question:
Do you take road trips? Any vacation plans this summer?
Have a great weekend.
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