Since this is the blog that I use to enumerate the many ways my kids are the best kids ever, let me add to what is already here that they are amazing road trippers.
We woke them up at 2:30 on Thursday morning, bundled them up and strapped them into our friends’ car for the drive to Ohio. We were on the road for about 12 hours, and the only negative thing out of any of their mouths was Simon informing us that the podcast about the effects of the atomic bomb was probably not age appropriate for a 5 year old. Point taken, podcast changed. This, despite waking up at 2:30 and only sleeping for about an hour at the very end of the trip.
Those kids are so good to us.
Some other highlights from the trip: cruising through the Holland Tunnel, which was nearly empty at 3:30 am – a stark contrast to our last Christmas trip to Ohio in which it took us 1 1/2 to cross Manhattan. This time we were to New Jersey 3o minutes after we started.
The boys (mostly Simon) got his first glimpse of Orion. Orion has always been my favorite constellation, and since the boy is really into space (still) I was thrilled to show it to him.
We had been in 3 states before 11:00am. Pretty productive morning, if you ask me.
And we stopped at Grandpa’s Cheesebarn in Ashland, Ohio for lunch. It was pretty awesome and I’d love to make a habit of it on our trips to Ohio. We decided against getting any sort of milkshake/dessert since we’re having trouble getting through the treats we already have, but I look forward to trying them another time.
Best of all, we made it through a rainstorm before it turned into a windy snowstorm and got to listen to the wind blow from the warmth of Grandma’s house.