I have a few pics from our recent Southwest CO vacation. Yes, we drove from one end of the state to the other. We had to drive around the range to shorten our drive to 7 1/2 hours (no stops). Can I give you some travel tips with toddlers? I feel like we’ve mastered it. Pack the car the night before. Leave as soon as the kids wake up. Eat breakfast in the car. Pack lots and lots of children’s books within arms reach. Picture books read on audio are also awesome! Children’s music like Yo-Gabba Gabba may also when they’re getting restless. (As long as you don’t mind listening to it over and over.) Bring plenty of healthy finger food snacks. Bring a packed, picnic lunch to eat quickly at a rest stop while the kids run off their pent up energy. Resume drive at nap-time. Put on loud Mommy and Daddy music with a good beat… and kids pass out. Voila–8 hours have passed. Kids wake up, and you’re there.
Posted on July 26, 2011 by Angela