Road Trip – preparing 101
August will be here in less than 24 hours as of this blog post. I am preparing my mind, body and soul for being away from our safe happy home for more days than we will be home - in August.
|Picture I took from my trip to Relevant Conference a few years ago.|
We have two road trips scheduled! (One of which hubby is coming along and the other – longer trip – it’s me and my 4 children!)
We have taken road trips before….DVD’s were our saving grace. However, this time the children seem to have outgrown the DVD novelty and I need to come up with other ways to keep them from melting down, fighting…asking “are we there yet?” Sure, we will bring the old stand-bys: the IPads, DS and LeapFrog products…but I want some more…learning fun…activities that will spark conversations among the family.
Planning a road trip with three kids under 10 can be a mind boggling task. There are a ton of helpful blogs, websites and advice from veteran road trippers out there.
Our first trip is a week away. (she types, biting her nails) We will be away for 5 days and traveling over 3 hours each way. Although it's not too terribly long of a trip, never the less, it's 3 hours in the Yukon and pulling a camper (which is another entirely different mind blowing list going) - making sure the melt downs are to a bare minimum is my main focus of the trip (besides having a great family time!).
Here are a few sites and activities that I am hoping will make the trip more fun!
I have also used "reward" points, Swagbucks and Ebates cash to purchase a few fun items from Amazon (always keeping my budget to a minimum!) Such as window markers from Crayola, Nat Geo books - full of pictures, art supplies and more....
If you are planning a road trip soon - I invite you to check out my Pinterest Travel Page for a TON of ideas to keep the little ones busy!
If you have any suggestions, sites or advice – ALL ARE WELCOME!
Until Next Time – Be Blessed!