Giveaway is over, and the winner is #3, Kim! Lots of great tips from all of you…thanks!
We’re gearing up for another long drive with the boys later this summer, as I know many of you are, too. So I thought it would be a good idea to gather up some wisdom from all of you on how to make car rides more pleasant for the whole family. Because let’s face it, if you reach your destination and mom and dad are losing their minds because the kids are crazy, no one’s going to have fun.
2 years ago I put together a list of things that worked well on our drive to Colorado. You can see that here if you’re interested! One of my favorite things from that trip was this License Plate Game book:
I’ll start us off with this tip: on our first day of travel this time, we’ll leave the house around 5am, stop for breakfast around 7am, and then hopefully get in a long stretch of driving before lunch. I will have packed our lunch in a cooler the night before, and we’ll stop at a rest area to eat. (You can google rest area and whatever state you’ll be in and get a list of them, so you don’t end up having to wait 100 miles to get to the next one.) The kids like eating a picnic like this, and they get space to run (as opposed to the McDonald’s parking lot wherever we stop).
Now for the giveaway info: share a tip – anything that works for you! – and on Friday, June 28th at 10pm I’ll use random.org to pick one of your comments to win a $5 Starbucks gift card AND a $10 credit to my etsy shop, Here’s the Diehl!
So share your ideas, and then share this post, so we can ALL travel easier this summer!