Originally Posted by dghaas
Traveling with our two granddaughters have tought us to pack something for in the truck such as D.V.D player and head phones, books to read and to color. Then take alone their bikes or something to play with when camped. We did 4000 miles last summer and plan on doing about the same this summer. We also have our trip will planned out with interesting thing to do and see for their age. Have fun and enjoy your childern and it is OK to be a little childest yourselves. This will be our second "Summer Adventure". P.S. STOP OFTEN.
Have a great Adventure! dghaas WBCCI # 9279
Our daughters did a cross-country trip from CA to Vermont with their grandparents when they were 8 and 10. It still amazes me how much they remember and treasure of their visits to Mt. Rushmore, Washington DC, Hershey Park, Gettysburg (on the 4th of July!) and on to Vermont.
The essentials for them included info. on the sights they would be seeing, plotting the trip on maps, and learning the capitals etc. of every state they went through. They also had those little bean-bag lap-top desks they could write and color on, and they each kept a journal.
That trip was a one of those remember-forever experiences, and as adults, they still love to read the journals, and to look at the scrapbook and photos of their amazing adventure. As dghaas says, it really did help to STOP OFTEN, and that everyone was in adventure-play mode.
Your children are so lucky to have parents who want to get them out there in such a safe and comfy way.
Have a wonderful time!