Thursday, May 31, 2012

What Do You Think Thursdays with Skinny Scoop: Road Trip Advice

 Usually I create my own lists for What Do You Think Thursdays with Skinny Scoop. 

Not this week.

Next month we are going on a twelve hour road trip to New Jersey and New York City to visit family and friends.  Last time I we went on this trip, it did not go well.  At all.

Thomas was cutting four teeth (unbeknownst to me).  Marie had issues with bladder control.  We were hit by a semi-truck tire that unraveled from the wheel.

I swore I would never do it again.  (First rule of parenting: never say never).  So here I am, two years later and willing to put the past behind me.

I’m a traveler, damn it!  I’m not going to let a few teeth poking holes through gums or a urine-soaked car seat or even a near death experience of a semi tire almost crashing through my windshield while driving seventy miles per hour on I80 East get in the way of my life plan.

So I am reaching out for tips to make this trip easier.  This list created by Erin, ChiefMom at Skinny Scoop has some excellent ideas.  One of my favorites is that you make a little schedule of things to do and coordinate it with pit stops.

Do you have any helpful tips to make a lllooonnngg road trip bearable and even daresay, fun?

1 comment:

Moms Are People Too said...

Any time we travel we always fill a back pack with toys and silly things from places like Five Below and the dollar store... we scored some great stuff last year including a balloon animal making kit and silly stick on mustaches. Also give your kids a camera, a good old fashioned throw away or I give my daughter our old digital. Also I haven't done this yet but it's on our list for our next trip: Make a trip mascot and make sure to take as many silly pictures at every pit stop and in the car as you can.. you can use a stuffed animal or something crazy like a plastic garden gnome, the possibilities are endless!