I won’t be posting a menu for the next few weeks because I’ll be out-of-town on a bit of a vacation! I’m quite excited about it! It’s not like were going to Disney World or Hawaii or anything like that but it will be a fun trip none the less.
My mother lives 12 hours away in Colorado and once a year in the summer me and the kids (DH stays home to build roads) make the journey to see her. She also comes here once or twice a year so we do get to see each other some but not as much as we’d like. We don’t really have the money to fly there so we make due with the drive and just plan on staying at least a week.
Keeping two kids occupied on a boring 12 hour drive can be a challenge but we’ve done it so much we’ve learned a few things to keep us occupied. We play hangman, the ABC game, and a few other topical games and listen to books on tape (the Hardy boys or Nancy Drew).
I’ve given up on packing lunches to eat. I still pack some munchies but the fact is it is a nice break to pull off the road and stop for a few minutes to have a bite to eat. Everyone can stretch their legs and go potty too. We just try to make the drive fun and this year we got a new car with a DVD player built right in! Now the only argument left will be which movie they will watch.
The long drive is so worth it. It’s so good to see my mom and my step dad. I love them and miss the a lot.
Look out mom and Doug here we come!