So, we did it! We’ve embarked on our road trip and have made it through our first stop. We ended up leaving at 6:30am – kids woke up and the drive was nowhere near as horrible as I thought it was going to be. Especially because we have some REALLY long drives ahead of us, I was absolutely grateful they enjoyed the Savannah Drive.
We’re headed up to visit some of my favorite family in East Haddam, Connecticut, where we’ll be celebrating July 4th with them!
Here’s where we’re going:
I posted on Instagram a few days ago asking for help with Road Trippin with kids and I was flooded with txts and msgs filled with great ideas! I ended up blending all the suggestions into something I knew that would work for my silly girls.
I found these great clipboard boxes at Target, a little pricey at $8 each, but I knew it’d be worth it in the end! It seems my kids really enjoy ‘surprises’ and I knew if I handed them a coloring book and some crayons, or some ‘educational’ books and some pencils they’d be entertained for a few hours and I’d be listening to them whine for the rest of the hours after that. At the beginning of Summer, Target actually put out some awesome learning books into the dollar section so I stocked up knowing we’d have this Road Trip to look forward to. So every night before we have a long drive the plan is to refill the boxes with new activity pages and stickers so it seems like a brand new set of things to play with. So far it’s worked out great and Alex’s favorite part of the drive was playing “with her box of fun”. I also included a composition notebook so there wouldn’t be pages of drawings all over the backseat – works out perfect for Mimi!
Thanks Laura for these awesome coloring sheets, it’s what she looks forward to most in her busy box! ❤️
So we made it over to Savannah after 6 hours – and were SO excited to see our Tio Nando & Tia Sylvia and our cousins!
We explored more of Savannah… we LOVED Forsyth Park. Aside from the famous fountain, they’ve got this awesome playground that the kids totally enjoyed. Alexandria got a scooter for her birthday from her Uncle Boo Boo, and so she BEGGED to take it on vacation… so now, every time we stop somewhere she asks to ride it. So far, no major wipe outs so, just loads of fun riding wherever she gets the chance.
We also made it down to Wormsloe Historical Site – and holy moly. I was in AWE at these trees!!!
We also made it into downtown to eat and to run around the different squares… Of course Alex’s scooter came along.
We also made it down to the river to show Alex the cobblestone. She was so excited to walk on them and couldn’t believe how the streets were made.
We got some energy out, watched some boats go by… and loaded ourselves back into the car on to our next destination – GATLINBURG.
Stay tuned for the next post on our way into Tennessee and our fun exploring Gatlinburg, Tennessee!