We got packed into that Suburban snug as bugs in a rug! Daddy took the helm, since that is where he would remain for the next, ohhhh, 18 or so hours!
We woke those babies and stuck them in their seats, and hit the road. We had a LONG way to go!
Of course, we also snagged ALL of our movies so they'd be plenty preoccupied.
Yesssss.... finally! Daddy allowed us to stop. He is not a fan of stopping on a long trip. Whereas, I would stop ab0ut every 30 minutes or so or whenever ANYTHING caught my eye! SO, I guess it's a good thing he is the main driver.
I must say for the amount of time we spent in the car, the girls were in a pretty good mood. Yessssss.... finally a destination. First night just Cape Girardeau, south of St. Louis in Missouri.
ANd then, the next am, up and at em bright and early! MY girls even posed lovingly before we piled back in!
They are actually pretty good troopers.
Mary Allison had helped me get them packed, and I had little Ziplocs of each outfit for the trip up. That way I could just grab a small bag vs. digging through their big suitcase. WE snagged some fruit for the road.
and immediately got right back into the videos. Thank God for those built in DVD players in cars!!
Then we were back on the interstate. ANybody recognize these bridges?!
I don't. I was just wondering. ANd CORN! Corn, corn everywhere corn!
Until we spotted THIS!!!
CULVER'S!! A highlight of our trip north! They have ButterBurgers!! And we don't have those down in LA! YUM!!
Every blue moon we had to allow the girls a little freedom to get out of their seats. After all, we had a 15 1/2 hour stretch one day! It is tortuous!! And they don't sleep a lot in the car!
Please no hate mail. Just trust me.. it was few and far between. But it made the ride bearable for us all!
Here's where we were at this juncture.
Another bridge. Bridges kind of amaze me. They are really so pretty and majestic!! ANyone recognize this one?!
WE had many, many, many projects for the carseats!! Teh projects took up much of our space in the car. But it kept them busy and distracted from the MILES and MILES and MILES!! ANd finallly....
Where Gabbi Girl spent much time choosing the ideal rock for the roadtrip.