WOW! Traveling with a one year old is crazy and takes forever. We drove out to MN to visit with our aging grandparents and several other family members. And …
We made it. After driving for what seemed like FOREVER, we are here in MN. We left after Andy got home from work on Monday and just drove a few hours to North Platte. Not bad. Stephan fell asleep almost immediately and slept for the whole drive only waking up now and then when we stopped briefly. My sister called and the conversation kept me awake and alert and we had a good conversation so that was great since I was driving.
The hotel we stayed at was crap. Got $20 bucks back though so that was very good. I mean seriously, the heater shut off and refused to turn back on at 3:00am and the alarm in the room next to us started going off at 6:00am and DID NOT SHUT OFF!! Was pretty cute though that when we got in Stephan was so wired. We thought he’d not go back to sleep. We got all ready for bed as fast as possible and then with all the lights off he chatted and giggled. Thankfully after about ten minutes with no return attention he went to sleep and didn’t wake up till the heater fiasco when he got too cold.
Yesterday on the road took FOREVER and Stephan actually handled it better than I! He was such a trooper and we had no meltdowns. Course we stopped regularly and let him out to wander for a few minutes on his leash. Best $10 we spent in preparation for this trip. Was also glad for the toys and when those didn’t work the Baby Einstien DVDs were a life saver. He enjoyed those and was pretty chipper till we were pretty close to Great Auntie’s house. Was so glad to make it here finally! We are going to try and balance the drive a little better on the way home so we don’t have another awful long (12 hour) day.
Well, we’re off to go hang with Stephan’s GreatGrandpa. Will be fun to catch them on video.