I am kind of excited to tell you more about our trip. (I hope you are interested in reading about it, too!)
I knew that our drive getting to Perry would be about 11 driving hours, although we broke it up into 2 days, and the trip back would be about 14 driving hours since we were taking a 'detour' to Edisto Island beach in South Carolina. This trip was broken up into 2 days, too, with the first day being on Monday with 4 hours of travel and the second day was not going to be until Friday, but it would be the remaining 9 driving hours.
Last year, I had read a post from one of my favorite bloggers and decided to try out her idea of making a bag of goodies to be parceled out during the long hours of the trip.
I didn't have much time to prepare, though, since we didn't really finally plan the trip til the week of, but I got 2 bags, one for Jo and one for Gabriel, at the $ Spot at Target and got a few goodies for each of them in their bags to be controlled and handed out by Elizabeth when the ride got too long and too much for our littlest travelers.
It worked out well, but I do think that next time I would like to take more time to plan out the trip like Tammy did. I think that this would help not only to prevent boredom, but also to let the kids know how much longer we had til we got there. The little dudes are still a little young to understand that passing of time, and Elizabeth is old enough to understand hours and miles, but by the next time we take a long trip like this, the kids' ages will be better suited to the kind of activities that Tammy had in her blog.
I had some pictures and memories that I wanted to share with you yesterday, but I was having a hard time getting things to download, so I gave up and I will put them here today:
BUT...this time around, we made some new fun trampoline memories. This here is Jo jumping with her cousin Sam and his friend. The boys were actually very patient with her as she was really being quite annoying!
I want to tell you about the beach, too, but I've been told that I really must get to bed soon, so I will save it for another day.
But I will tell you how we chose where we were going to go after we left Perry...
We looked at the map, Elizabeth, Jimmy and I, and we looked online at SC State Parks, and basically closed our eyes and jabbed a finger in the general direction we wanted to go and landed at Edisto Island State Park.
To say that we knew nothing of it would be an understatement...
But I will leave it at that for now...