First Big Roadtrip with Kids: April Wrap up

The statistics and month end wrap up for April 2016.

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The view from grandma's magical sleepy dust room. The pool. The glorious pool! The smaller one in the foreground is the hottub. It was perfect! I'm pretty certain the hottub was the reason I was so mellow.

The view from grandma’s magical sleepy dust room. The pool. The glorious pool! The smaller one in the foreground is the hottub. It was perfect! I’m pretty certain the hottub was the reason I was so mellow.

I believe pools are a must when traveling with littles! This one was a little chilly, but it still tired us out.

Cities visited: Tomahawk, WI

Miles traveled: Approximately 1,350 miles

Things we learned: Our kids enjoy traveling. They entertained themselves with a limited number of toys. I could get by with far less clothing for all of us. It’s time to purge and work on our family budget to allow for more traveling! Along those same lines, it was nice to have a short break from housework. Paring down clothing and toys will allow us to expend less energy on cleaning. I may have even been less tired than when we are home!

Summary: We had a surprisingly good trip. Travel time was between 11.5 and 12 hours including stops. Read all about it here.

I also learned some valuable lessons in surviving a family wedding with kids! The list is here. We also discovered our children are great travelers, thankfully.

They never asked, “Are we there yet?” during the 12 hour drive. Since we have been home, they’ve asked, “Are we there yet?” on repeat during short trips to our local park and grocery store. I don’t know why!

I also thought we would have trouble with the digital detox, since we allowed them to play games on their tablets. This did not happen and that was a big surprise! One thing that did happen was that the kids were a little grumpy for a few days while getting back into our regular routine. We tried to stick to regular naptimes and even though we did well with that, the regular routine was disrupted. It’s all a part of traveling, growing, and learning.

It was a great April, great trip, and plans for our next big trip are underway!

How was your month? Where are you traveling next?

 

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