Today me, the girls, my mom, my sister and her 2 boys are heading to Florida for a whirlwind trip. Please pray for us. :-) While I'm not truly worried about it, I've never driven the 12 hour stretch of road. We will be trading off driving (3 adults and 2 cars) so I will have some down time in the car which I will be using to work on some chapters for my fantastic editor! But for stretches of the trip I'll be in my car alone with my 2 girls.
And while both of my angels are very competent and self sufficient, my brain has begun to conjure up the possible disasters that could strike while I'm driving 80 down the interstate and can't pull over. Spilled juice boxes in my new (and newly clean) car. Skipping DVD players (a traveling must!). She's looking at me temper tantrums.
In reality, my girls are wonderful travelers and we probably won't have any problems. We're actually breaking the drive down into 2 days...it's the drive home - 12 hours straight - that I'm dreading. Although, my plan is to exhaust them this weekend so that they sleep for hours in the car on the way home. Considering the size and excitement of my family that should not be an issue.
So, I'll be leaving about mid day today and I'm not sure when I'll be checking back in. I'm taking my laptop - because I can't be disconnected from my people! - but I have no idea when I'll be able to hook up again.
Instigator - off to finish the packing list.