OK... now for the most memorable part of our trip. The car ride. We travel everywhere in my car. A very big car. Right before we left, my car was having a tire issue. I put it off and put it off, the fix would have taken all of ten minutes. So the night before, it was decided. We would take daddy's company car. A small car without a TV. One perk... the gas was paid for. We packed light, armed ourselves with a laptop, an iPad, some iPods and movies. We crammed in the car for an 8 hour drive. (I seriously had nightmares anticipating this drive.)
The ride back was a little different story. First, we all stepped in gasoline at the first restroom stop. The fumes forced us to individually bag everyone's shoes. A huge ordeal everytime we had to leave the car. Plus gasoline seeps through plastic. We sniffed fumes the entire way.
Next, Anna Katherine's toy busted. Funny at first. But when the white 'toy guts' coated everything in the car, it wasn't so funny.It rained the entire trip home. The entire trip... this slowed everything down. The kids were going stir crazy. Here they are running laps around the car!
We tried to stop every couple of hours... refueling on junk food. Mary Claire earned a new nick name: Baby-spills-a-lot Notice the floor. Most of her Sprite went in my shoe.Almost home and the kids find a role of daddy's packing tape. No we did not do this! The kids did this to each other. Pure insanity.
Almost 9 hours later... We made it home! It was the best of times and the worst of times. Definitely THE single most memorable car ride.