Friday, July 10, 2009

Road Triiiiiiiiip!

I hate driving.

Wait. I take that back. I like driving. I just hate driving long distances.

Traveling via car to San Diego or Disney is about my limit. 6 - 7 hours in a car with the Cuties asking when we're going to get a lot for anyone to take.

It gives me a whole new respect for my parents. They endured many a car rides with not 2, but 4 kiddos riding in tow. And...I know - there was a lot more going on than just a little bit of whining and complaining. I lived it. I did it.

Growing up, after every good ole' family trip - I would always think...I'm never driving with my kids. It's a nightmare.

Well...I take it all back.

Last year, we did travel via plane with Connecticut to visit the CT Campbell's. Lily...was a nightmare...on the plane. N-I-G-H-T-M-A-R-E!! Just to be fair, she did get an ear infection during the trip back east - so, this probably exaggerated her nightmare-ish symptoms. We really felt bad for her....and for everyone else on the plane.

This year, we've decided to go back to the driving days. To face an even longer drive than to Disney. Tonight, we're heading out to Castle Rock, CO. About 13-ish hours.

Plane or Car with kids???
We'll make our recommendation after the trip...stay tuned!

Let's just hope they trip is like this:


em said...

that picture is HILARIOUS! i hate driving, but i love that i don't mind it when my child has a tantrum in my car rather than in a confined airplane with complete strangers that hate my screaming child;-)

The Cuties' Mommy said...

Hee hee...the trip was like that...for a bit. we'll see about the way home before we decide if flying is better than driving :) as for the tantrum in the comforts of your own car - definitely better!