We just got back from a 10-day car trip out East. Just about every summer when I was growing up, we would drive down to the Eastern Shore of Maryland or Delaware or make the several hour drive down to Florida.
Back when I was little, there were no Game Boys, Nintendos, iPads, or iPods to help pass the time in the car. Just for the heck of it, I counted how many "electronics" we brought with us on our most recent trip. We counted 12 and that didn't include the GPS. Yikes!! I couldn't believe that we had that many!
Cathy is a homemaker/wife and also mom to a third grade son with special needs, a teenage daughter and a stepmom to an adult son. Originally from the East Coast, Cathy has lived in the Midwest for over a decade. She hopes to use her life experiences to help and inspire others and to put a smile on their face if only just for a moment!
On the last couple of trips back East, we drove straight through to Maryland. This time around, we broke up the trip, by stopping around Pittsburgh for a family reunion and then continuing on to Maryland. On the way back, we stopped in Cleveland and then finished the rest of the drive the next day.
When we got home, Lauren said she felt like kissing the ground. Let's just say, by the time we have made it back home again, we are all ready for a little "space" from each other. We had some interesting hotel and rest stop experiences on this trip, but that's for future blog posts :)
How do you and your family pass the time in the car, do you talk? Is everyone doing their own thing? I would love to hear how other families pass the time on the "road!"
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