We try not to drive more than four hours on any given day. Believe me, that's PLENTY of travel time when you have two small children in the car.
When we arrive at a destination, we like to stay put for 1 and 2 weeks. Of course, there are overnights here and there...but the longer stays are much easier for all of us.
So far, we manage the long hours on the road with snacks, coloring books, alphabet hunts, letter bingo, audio books, and looking out the window.
We don't have a portable DVD player so that option isn't available to us (which I'm both sad and glad about).
The girls have done wonderfully - much better than I would have ever dreamed. They rarely complain and are generally just awesome about the entire adventure. Yesterday, our 4-year-old prayed before lunch and said, "Thank you that we get to be on this trip to help people."
Shortly before we embarked, we moved our 4-year-old out of her convertible seat into the Monterey Black Leather Booster ($299.99) by Sunshine Kids. She had been talking about it for quite some time - and she was so excited when it arrived! She had good reason for her excitement too! The high-back booster is pure luxury. It's super comfortable, has two cup holders, and is a piece of cake to clean. It is designed for preschoolers, 30-120 pounds...and also converts to a backless booster.
One thing I particularly like about Sunshine Kids is that many of their car seats are narrower than the norm, which makes them a good choice for small cars. You can even fit 3 car seats across the backseat of some cars.
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What snacks do you eat when you travel? What games do you play?
WIN IT! One winner will receive a Sunshine Kids Monterey Black Leather Booster ($299.99)! To enter, leave any topic-related comment on this post prior to Tuesday, March 15th at 11:59 p.m. All generic comments like “Enter me!,” “Love it,” and “Cool stuff!” will be disqualified. Winner must provide a US mailing address.
* Sunshine Kids sent me a sample for review purposes and is also providing 1 seat for the giveaway.
*UPDATE* The winner is #21 Michelle. Congratulations!