We left Destination #1 after a big hotel buffet breakfast and hit the road for Destination #2. I was armed with snacks, juice boxes, backpacks full of toys and a seemingly never ending library of kids’ DVDs. I just knew that I was ready for another long haul.
The thing that I didn’t consider is what would happen when Emma dropped the toy she was playing with into the floorboard of the car. Oh my word. I obviously couldn’t reach the toys because I was driving, and Zack was buckled into his car seat so he couldn’t get them, either. She carried on like her arm had been cutoff, even though she had plenty of other stuff in her backpack. For a few minutes, the screaming was enough to make me want to turn around and head back home. I wish I would have taken one of those grabber arms so that Zack could have reached her toys for her.
Once I had exhausted the stash of toys I had in my front seat for her, all I could do was pass back snacks. That girl ate her weight in Goldfish that day, but it kept her satisfied and that was the name of the game during our 11 hour trip.
Zack got several more maps to add to his collection, and we saw some cool things at a particularly cool state Welcome Center (and the best one we’ve been to out of all the ones we’ve visited). You may have seen it before, too.
We reached our destination and spent three full days there. We packed in a lot during those three days, used about three bottles of sunscreen and took several showers each day. It was hot and humid! However, since we were there the week after the July 4th holiday, the area wasn’t as busy as I had assumed it would be. Score one for the mama trying to do it alone with two kids!
There are some big hints in the photos above, but you’ll have to look closely to figure it out. Where do you think we were?