2 Parents, 2 Kids and 2 Dogs in 2 Cars for 1000 Miles

IMG_6445When I found out that my husband’s job was sending him to work over 1000 miles away from home for the better part of a year, I was overcome with a huge mix of emotions.  I was excited, scared and sad all at the same time.  You see, although the kiddos and I will still spend a good amount of time at home this year with extended family, we’ll spend even more time with my husband near the new job site.  This meant a lot of things – a temporary new home, new preschool, new stores, new streets, new people, new everything.  I have plenty to share with you about all aspects of this journey so far, but let’s just start with my top 3 tips for taking a long road trip with young kids and babies.

1. Be prepared.  Bring anything and everything that you think you guys might need so that you don’t have to buy a bunch of stuff on the road – movies, snacks, drinks (not too much liquid because that could cause lots of extra potty breaks), baby toys, blankets, etc.
2. Allow yourself plenty of extra time.  Hopes that your trip will be super quick and efficient will just lead to disappointment.  Plan for plenty of time to make stops and to drive at a safe pace, especially if you’re traveling in 2 cars following each other like we did.
3. Bring your sense of humor along.  You’re gonna need it.

Stay tuned for more posts about our new adventure.  🙂

Categories Family Travel

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