For spring break we're spending a week at Holden Beach. This year, however, we're DRIVING to the beach instead of flying. I'm actually looking forward to it, although I know halfway into the drive I'll be banging my head wishing I had a fifth of tequila.
Our trip this year started out as a family trip... our family, my mom and my sister with her kids. And its turned into a conglomeration of friends and family and all! My sister decided she couldn't make the trip, but Ryan and I are still bringing Aubri with us. The Huff's were talking about heading to Myrtle Beach for a last minute beach trip and we told them to come stay with us because we have plenty of room at the beach house. And THEN Ryan invited his dad to come for a few days, which has turned into the whole week. And my mom's long time childhood friend might join us for a night as well. It'll be a houseful but I know it'll be a lot of fun!
We're renting this beeeautiful 5 bedroom oceanfront house with a heated pool and hot tub. I so so so can't wait!
We've never traveled with both kids, let alone with Aubri as well, for more than a 4 hour trip. We did drive to St. Louis with Porter when he was not quite 2, and that was an 8 hour trip. I'm trying to plan ahead and be prepared for the worst while traveling. We purchased new car DVD players (our old ones both died) so movies will be a MUST. I'm going to pre-prepare snacks into baggies for the kids and have water bottles with the sippy tops ready. I have also been scouring the internet for travel games and ideas to keep us entertained along the ride. A few great sites I've found (in case any of my readers might be road-trippin' it over spring break)
-Mom's Mini Van
-Mom's Mini Van printable games
-Family Fun Magazine's article
Aaaand... that's about it.
I'm so so so looking forward to a week of relaxation, lots of kids hanging out and running around on the beach, sipping some "Mommy Drinks" with K-Train, spending more time with my Mom, taking lots and lots of pictures, visiting Myrtle Beach for a day, checking out Wilmington and seeing Battleship NC and heading out one night with the Huffs for dinner and drinks!
So, my quiet readers (yes, I'm starting to wonder if I have any readers left?)... what is your best tip for car travel with kids? And also... what are your plans for spring break?