My husband and I love a good road trip. There’s just something fun about getting in the car and driving… We’ve been dragging our boys from BC to Montana since they were babies, and thankfully, they have embraced the road-trip thing as well. We decided sort of spur-of -the moment to spend Spring Break “on the road”. We just got back last night. Our last 10 days looked something like this:
- 4,632 kms (2,878 miles) travelled
- 6 days in the car with my purple suitcase-sized purse at my feet
- 52 water bottles
- 10 dvds, 3 ipods, 2 DSs, 6 Tolkien books, ? westerns, 1 math book, and 1 grad tux rental brochure
- 2 Tim Horton’s “Roll Up the Rim” wins (just coffee and a donut, but hey, we won!)
- 1 roof rack
- 1 lunch at the Olive Garden (our family’s favourite restaurant!)
- 1 dinner at Red Robyn’s – made even more delightful with the company of friends
- 1 dead headlight – discovered during a white out snowstorm (at night, of course!) on a mountain summit (I DON’T recommend this!)
- 4 McDonald’s drive-throughs
- snacks that included, but were not limited to: yogurt, gummies, cheese, chips, wasa crackers (What? The boys wouldn’t eat them? ha!), lunch meat, granola bars, and my personal favourite – salted nut rolls (My mouth is watering just thinking of it…)
- 7 mountain passes
- 1 stop for avalanche clean up
- 13 hours of hair-raising, bad, wintery, snowy roads
All that…for 6 precious days with our families.
I finally got to hug my momma’s neck.
It was worth every bum-numbing mile.
When we arrived home last night, this was in my yard to greet me:
After spending time in Montana’s piles of snow, I appreciate it much more! So, if you guys just can’t take winter anymore…come have coffee at my house. You can enjoy the chirping birds, blooming flowers, and nightly symphony of frogs in the creek.
However…I do recommend flying!