Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Thoughts from the road, Day 1

Why did we ever think that driving for 3 days with a toddler was a good idea? We still have 2 more days to go. We're never going to make it!

Really, Abby hasn't been that bad. About an hour into our trip this morning, she started getting fussy, so I handed her everything I could to buy us a few minutes of peace. She quickly lost interest in toys, so we moved on to cell phones, wallets, sharp knives...anything. It didn't help that it's been raining since we got into Montana, so we couldn't stop anywhere to let her run. Our plan was to stop in Missoula. We barely made it. She was fine once we got her out of the car. Luckily, it wasn't raining there, so we were able to let her walk around outside Cracker Barrel to burn off some energy. Once back in the car, though, all hell broke loose. After a fullblown meltdown that lasted about a half hour, she finally fell asleep. For 45 minutes. She was only a little fussy the rest of the way, though. We'd decided to stop in Bozeman, MT, so we've only travelled about 350 miles today. We stopped for the day at 2 in the afternoon. Abby flipped out when we got her back in the car to go out to dinner because she's had enough of our road trip. It's going to be a long couple of days!

1 comment:

Maureen said...

Man I hope you have a smooth trip. Connor was the same way last summer after we had driven for 7 hours 3 days in a row. He would scream every time he had to go back in his carseat. Good luck!