Today was my first full day at home all month long. It’s been one road trip after another since June 30th. We visited the hubby’s family at their lake house. We visited my family for the 4th of July. We visited his family again when we found out his sister was in town. Yesterday, we returned from our longest road trip ever — 17 hours to (and from!) Gloucester, Massachusetts.
Our girls are good travelers, which mostly just means they sleep in the car. A lot. We have a few other tricks to keep them entertained, well fed, and relatively quiet, but the best thing we’ve ever done is learn how to properly pack the car for a long drive.
It’s all about access and organization. Just like the way we have carefully thought out how to stack Christmas decorations in the garage (tree trimming supplies easily accessible since it goes up first, outside lights on top so we can put them up on the first warmish day approaching December), how things go into the car takes some planning. It isn’t just about making it fit. It’s about making sure our drive is as comfortable as possible.
Here is our carefully crafted system:
Photo: Sunrise over New York, en route to Massachusetts
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