This year we are doing this. It is a 17 hour drive. No problem, we have two drivers...oh wait, Ben can't get vacation time over spring break. Ummm, ok, I can do it myself. I just have to remember to wear my big girl panties.
I am already scouring the stores for cheap games, activities, and dvds that will keep the three boys busy while Mommy drives them to California.
So far I have:
Temporary tattoos, complete this with a few Ziplocked wet paper towels and we will have a mobile tattoo shop.
Playdoh, yeah nutty idea but it should come off leather seats, right?
Two car dvd scene it games
Travel game and riddle books from the library
Since we started Dave we try to do everything with cash and inexpensively. I noticed that the credit card we no longer use had some reward points I could cash in.
We should be receiving the following gift cards:
2 $10 Burger King, for road food
$25 Blockbuster, for purchasing used dvds
$25 Starbucks, mommy juice
$75 Best Western, one night stay on the road
Once in California we will be staying with my brother and sister-in-law. I have big plans for seeing Balboa Park and all the museums, the beach (of course), Legoland is a definite possibility also.
The boys are saving their allowance/commission from the chore chart for souvenirs. I am saving the basketball referee money (from Ben) for admission charges.
It is a crazy, long drive. I am probably insane. But who could resist this?
Linda and Vinny
Summer 2005, hot tub party
The kids have Thursday and Friday off for parent/teacher conferences so we can leave Thursday morning. I plan to make it to Winslow, Arizona by the evening. Yes, I will be taking a picture of the boys standing on a corner. (Google the lyrics for Take it Easy by The Eagles if you didn't get the reference) We should pull into Vista, California by early evening on Friday.
I have three more weeks to prepare myself and find those big girl panties.