Not. I mean, who is ever ready to drive 9 hours with two preschoolers in the backseat? On Sunday I made a day list of of all the things I need to do to get the car, the boys, the dogs, and the house ready. Of course the dogs and house are staying but they are almost as much work as packing up the rest of us. I divided my list into five squares, Monday through Friday, and so far I'm right on track!
I've made reservations, packing checklists, toy bags for the car (twelve!) and an itinerary. I'm as ready as I'll ever be to begin this mini adventure. By the way, a friend just returned from a trip to Germany with her toddler. Nothing mini about that adventure! If she can handle a European vacation as an SMC, then I can certainly handle a car trip through the Midwest.
|Activities for the first leg of our trip.|
I need to remember that not only am I packing the car with activities, entertainment and food for the nine hour drive to our friends' home but I must also "save" some things for the return trip. Some toys, books and cds will stay in a box in the trunk until we start back for home in a week's time. That way there will be some novelty to that part of the journey
I'll probably forget a key item or two but then I'm pretty sure they have stores where I'm going. Maybe it doesn't count as an real adventure if you can stop at a Target and get more supplies. Then again, traveling with a 3 and 5 year old anywhere, including our local store, is always quite the trip.