This one is going to be short and sweet. It’s been a long two days. I’m exhausted, sore and ready to be done after 18 1/2 hours on the road with a toddler and 7 year old.
But, we survived. We all made it to our mid-way meeting point in St. Louis and the end is in sight. Luckily tomorrow we get to lounge in the morning then take a quick flight on to Colorado.
Like any other trip we take as a family, I’ve approached this journey with the attitude that no matter what happens, once we’re there it’s over and won’t matter anymore.
Through this journey, though, I’ve learned a few things.
I’ve learned that my kids are actually pretty awesome. All my fears about how horribly two days in the car could go were proved unwarranted and my little companions were fantastically well-behaved throughout our trip.
I’ve learned that as much as I hate driving these days, I can still safely manage it.
I’ve learned that google maps is priceless after it saved us over an hour by routing us through the countryside and around an hour of construction delays.
I’ve learned that Audible is the perfect solution to not being able to have library books on CD in the car (if you aren’t familiar with it, here is my affiliate link which could earn me a small commission if you choose to join):
I also learned that truckers in Kentucky and Illinois are asses and I now know to avoid those areas as much as possible in the future. (Seriously, worse than Florida with a hurricane coming!)
And with an uncertain future for our home, I’m taking in the beauty of what’s currently in front of us.