We are planning a trip to NY to visit the cousins!
Stomper doesn't travel well, I am super nervous about the ten hour drive.
Around Christmas time we thought we'd be clever and travel to NH at bedtime. I remember my parents doing this with my siblings and I. We'd sleep in the car and arrive some place new where we would finish sleeping.
We packed Stomper in the car before supper and ate at a fast food joint. At bedtime the screaming began. Eventually he passed out, but it was an awful forty-five minutes. Hoping it was a one time thing we tried traveling around bedtime again when we went to a baby shower, again he screamed until he passed out. A few months ago he traveled north with Mimi & Bumpa (about a three hour drive) at bedtime and didn't fall asleep. Not until he got home at ten in the night.
I think my worrying has merit, so I have been working on a plan so that I won't worry.
Plan the route to include scheduled stops. I have scoped out a few playgrounds around our routes and we will be stopping at Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Factory around lunch time. On the way home in addition to playgrounds we will be stopping in Ticonderoga, NY to look around and have a picnic.
1. Wipes container with cloth wipes to pull out and put back and repeat.
2. More Wipes Container Fun: Memory Game and Milk Caps
3. A Slinky
4. Sewing fun
6. A new favorite movie and a borrowed car DVD player.
7. Other small toys or books that I find in my shopping trips.
How about you, do you have any advice?