We are gearing up for our first big road trip with the kids. And when I say big, I mean 971.41 miles big. Back in February, in the middle of the largest blizzard ever, it seemed like a really fun idea. Now? Well, my husband and I have lost some enthusiasm as we are only two days away from departure and have piles of snacks, beach gear, and car activities taking over our kitchen. And I would have to say he has almost lost all enthusiasm as the pointer finger to the temple sign has been done quite a few times while talking about our strategic approach to packing the car. We've got the movies, iPad (specially ordered for this trip), the Leapster (it is seeming to be all about the electronics). I do have some old school activities, like coloring books and stickers books.
And then I've got the caffeine covered in the way of Starbucks double shots (you never if you are going to be 100 miles out from a Bucks), 5hr Energy Drinks (the husband wants to try these, I would never for fear of instant heart attack and, again, being 100 miles away from a hospital), and a case of Gatorade...it will be a marathon after all. And then, I slipped in a few mommy/daddy juice boxes as our reward when we will get to the coast. I've never had wine out of 4 inch boxes before but I am pretty sure that this is occasion for it!
Do you have any good road trip TIPS? Please share as we are going to need all the help we can get!