Our first family vacation! With all the planning you try to do that never works (especially with a baby), we decided it’d be best to just let the baby tell us what time to hit the road and that we’d leave after she had her first breakfast. Well that turned out to be 4:30 am. I loaded the car the night before so we just had to pack up her portable crib, got dressed and hit the road…before the dawn.
At 5:00 am our GPS “Maggie” told us we had an ETA of 4:22 pm. There’s a game I like to play with Maggie on our trips called Beat the ETA. I get excited as I watch the minutes get sliced from the ETA the further we go. The downside is watching it go right back up after every stop. This trip was a roller coaster of ETA’s. After three hours we shaved a half hour off of our drive time. (Yay!) After that we had to stop for the baby’s second breakfast…and our first. All in all in took 20 minutes for us to eat and for me to feed and change the baby…But it added an HOUR to our ETA (wth?!).
It was such a long drive. You go kinda stir crazy when you’re driving that long. You find silly, disturbing and even disgusting things to laugh at…or, in our case, take pictures of and laugh at. Case in point:
It was a long drive, our baby’s first real road trip, and our first with a baby. That last hour seemed like the longest. But, by the time we got to our room with a view it proved to be totally worth it. I’m so looking forward to this first little family vacation. Let the R&R commence!