It was about 1350 miles of driving. Of me and the kids. Alone. Without Jason. In the car. Did I mention that we drove 1350 miles in less than a week?
To be fair, the kids are fantastic travelers. They were generally happy and well-entertained. We listened to the original Peter Pan on CD, the kids watched a few movies, and Patrick was kept happy for many hours with Hidden Pictures that I'd printed and put into a binder. Melkamu played with toys and trucks and monkeys, and the kids giggled at each other for a while. We stopped on the trip home at a pick-your-own strawberries place, which was a nice break and made a delicious snack.
But it was still 1350 miles in a car with two small children in 6 days.
Patrick was fascinated beyond reason. He read all the signs of what we would see, and then looked for each and every animal and plant listed.
Kamu had never been to the beach before, but he's happy anywhere a truck can be found. He actually did like the ocean very much.
We happened upon this strawberry-picking place in northern Florida and all had a good time. Patrick helped cut the strawberries...
We're glad to be back, as we missed Jason very much. Hopefully he can go with us on our next vacation!