So on the first day, we mapped out our route from Southwest Virginia, to Evansville Indiana. Google maps showed a reasonable 8 1/2 hour trip. Not bad, even with a 4-year-old in the car.
Of course, you all are thinking what we realized the first day. These numbers assume you get in your car and drive continuously until you reach your destination.
So that 8.5 hours ballooned into a long 10 1/2 hour day. Everybody was done by the end of the day.
Luckily, Christine had the foresight to bring a number of items to keep ~A~ entertained in the car. One of those was a set of headphones where he could listen to some age appropriate audio books and music, and everyone else in the car wasn’t singing along with Veggie Tales for the fiftieth time. (I’ve been on trips like that.)
We made it to our final destination for the day and were looking forward to our next stop: Saint Louis, MO.