Let me start off by saying this vacation was one of the best we’ve had. We left home on April 10th for our 20 hour drive to Sarasota FL to visit my folks. We were a little apprehensive about the drive; we’ve never taken the kids on a road trip; but I planned plenty to do. The car was stocked with snacks, movies, crayons, paper, books, DS’s and everything else I could think of to keep the kids busy. It was 5:00 a.m. and we were out the door, the kids were super excited and didn’t fall back to sleep for about an hour. We drove 11 hours the first day, with a stop in Charlotte NC for a good nights sleep and continued the following day to our destination - Grammie and Grandpa’s house in Sarasota. All I can say about my kids is that they TOTALLY exceeded my expectations and had no problem with 2 days traveling in the car. We arrived at grammie and grandpa’s house about 3:00 p.m. on April 11th, the first thing the kids wanted to do was change into their swimsuits and hit the pool. After a nice swim my mom cooked dinner, we visited for a while, colored some eggs for Easter and headed to bed. We needed some sleep from the drive and we knew the kids would be up early the next morning because it was Easter.
Here are a few pictures of the trip down.