It might sound a little crazy, but there are a few fun parts of a long car ride. However, there are plenty of not so fun things too. Those who have made a road trip with three young kids and a dog, might know what I mean.
Good music - A fun thing. Kelly and I have our favorite must have cds to listen to along the way. Some of them are U2, Maroon 5, Michael Jackson, and Weezer.
Bathroom breaks - Not a fun thing. I think yesterday we made 7 bathroom stops. It never fails, as soon as you get back on the road someone has to go again! At least once on the trip, Katelyn will poop right after stopping.
Portable DVD player - A fun thing. I never thought I would have a movie player in my car until I made one 700 mile trip without it! The trip is never complete until we watch "Finding Nemo" at least one time.
Hearing the dreaded question of all question, "Are we there yet?" - Never a fun thing. It feels like every other minute someone wonders if we are ever going to get there.
Reaching our destination - Definitely a fun thing. It is always good to get to the end of the drive. It feels good to get out and stretch your legs.
Unloading the van - Not a fun thing. After being in the car for 10-12 hours, it looks like a cyclone has passed through!
Watching your kids reunite with their friends - A fun thing. Today we met up with the Wrights for lunch. Our kids were so happy to see each other. Nearly 5 weeks is a long time to be without your best buddies!