We left May 29th for a week long trip to visit family in Missouri, near Kansas City. This will be the third time driving with the kids down there. When they were 14 months old, we flew down.
I stocked up on lots of audio books, regular books, paper and crayons, sticker books, and a maze book for Alexa. The kids slept for about an hour out of the 9 hours it took to drive down. Some people wonder how we could go that long without bringing a DVD player for the kids, but those things really take time away from just being together as a family. I think people would be amazed at how well kids do without having to watch something or play some type of video game while driving. So many precious moments can be lost that way.