We are seriously considering re-living the hell that was the road trip to San Diego last year. The thing is, we all really want to go but Big Daddy and I don’t want to spend $1200+ on plane tickets. Can you blame us? There is just so much more to be done with that money (Like martinis and summer camps).
But I really want to see my daddy. He just turned 88! And it’s been almost a year since I’ve seen him.
He still has all that hair! But there’s a lot of grey in it now. See how much we look alike? When Zeta was born, already looking just like me, Big Daddy said, “I’ve got another clone of Ben.” My dad loves it!
Things we learned from the last road trip:
Don’t stay at a hotel (the kids won’t sleep, the parents will be pissed and it’s a waste of time and money)
Slow down (that speeding ticket certainly cut into the vacation budget)
Give the kids melatonin (they won’t be tired and just pass out in the car. No. They’ll stay up and drive you nuts)
Fill the cooler with food and drinks (stopping to load up at the gas station or driving thru just eats up time and money. Not to mention the over-consumption of junk food)
Make sure they all have electronic toys (Listening to 3 girls fight over a DS does not make for a fun road trip)
Wish us luck! Are you taking a road trip this summer? Got any tips for me?
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