Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Good times have been had in a little place called Myrtle Beach. Every summer from the age of eight to seventeen I would excitedly hop in the car with my family and head down to this little beach town to enjoy some summer fun before school started up for another year. My brother and I loved it. Meeting up with the same "friends" year after year and exploring new spots each summer, it became a second home for us and we anticipated this trip all summer long.
I returned once as an adult, when I was twenty-one, taking Justin with me. We had a wonderful time and managed to make it the nineteen hours there and back in the car together...long trips in a car can make or break a relationship you know.
Now it is time to introduce this place to Reece. My parents having been heading south for February and March for the last three years and this year Reece and I are finally going down for a visit. So I am in planning mode. Planning my route, planning things to do in the car to keep things interesting and fun, planning the food I will prepare and take with us, planning little things for us to do while we are there...planning, planning and more planning.
It is exciting for sure, but I have to admit I am feeling a little leery. I mean, Reece and I alone in the car for nineteen hours...am I crazy? Okay, maybe a little crazy. I will be breaking up the trip over three days, maybe four if I have to, stopping for frequent breaks and finding little things for us to do along the way. Today I am asking you for some advice. I know some of you have little ones and have done some traveling, what traveling tips do you have for me? And those of you with older kiddos, did you travel with them when they were younger? What tips do you have to share?
It will be quite the adventure for the two of us, of that I am sure.