Tuesday, April 08, 2014

3 kids 2500 miles in 8 days

We just completed our annual drive to visit family. By we, I mean, a 7,5, 3 year old, and myself.

Day 1 - 615 miles. We left around 5:15am and stoped for the day around 5pm. 
Day 2 - 200 miles. Easy as pie. We left after breakfast and were done before lunch.
Day 3 - 260 miles. Picked up a 15 and 11 year old (cousins) to enjoy a mini-vacation with us :) 
Day 4 - 110 miles. Visiting local attractions. We also walked 3 miles.
Day 5 - 250 miles. Dropped of the 15 and 11 year old and went to my parents. 
Day 6 - Rest
Day 7 - 100 miles. Plus 5 miles on a steam train.
Day 8 - 860 miles. Left at 5am. Got home at 8:30pm. 

You add in the little side trips to eat, pee, get gas, etc. and my car picked up over 2500 miles. 

The kids had books, movies, mad libs, my iPod, and occasional use of a tablet. There was some fighting, but no one was injured. There was some napping, but not as much as I would have liked. 

We visited Pismo Beach, Morro Rock, Hearst's Castle, Jamestown Rail Road Opening Day. 

Splash Cafe in Pismo had the most delicious food by far. Clam Chowder in a Bread Bowl there is better than any in San Francisco or Santa Cruz. The kids were also in love with their food there. 

Opening Day at the rail road was the most awesome experience as a family. Going on the tour of the roundhouse and watching the locomotive hook-up to the cars was awesome.