We’re pretty much experts when it comes to taking road trips. Since it’s just us out here in Vegas, and both our families live in Northern California, we’ve put quite a few miles on the car.
Even our kids are pros. My daughter took her first road trip at just 8 days old.. Granted it wasn’t planned, she and her still recovering mommy both did excellent. And my son probably has close to 5,000 miles under his belt with the 2 trips he’s done.
Earlier this month we took a 2-week long road trip to Northern California. We managed to spend lots of quality time with family,
toured Alcatraz Island,
did a small hike at Mt. Tamalpais up in San Marin,
saw Pink Floyd at AT&T Park in San Francisco,
left the kids for a night with my mom and celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary at a quaint little B&B in Napa,
and even took the long way home down the Pacific Coast Highway stoping in Pismo Beach for the night.
In order to have a successful road trip, we preplanned a tentative itinerary so that we could maximize our time spent with friends and family and minimize time spent in the car. This is especially important when you’ve got a 7 month old, 2.5 year old, and the family dog. I have to say it was our most successful one yet.
Now we’re preparing for a family vacation to Georgia and flying with kids for the first time in about a month. You can be sure that I’ll be blogging about that.