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Part of being a military family includes road trips. The husband and I love to travel. We would do more of it if he had more time off of work. The boys don't seem to mind either, which is a great plus. I can only imagine them growing up to be worldly travelers. We're taking a trip in a couple of days and since I'm the Lady of the house I get the pleasure of packing for everyone.
The trip we will be going on isn't one of glamor or worldliness. Keeping things simple and fun is what we have planned. We have 8 days to get from the deep south to the epicenter of my husband and I's universe. Otherwise known as our respective "home(s)" which are Indiana and Michigan. In the middle of the visit, a trip to Ohio where we will be visiting "America's Rollercoast," Cedar Point. Don't worry I'll fill you in.
|Kate Gosselin, Packing Terminator.|
Did I mention that about two months ago the husband had to request his time off? This is always the FIRST and most important step of a military family's trip planning. It took nearly a month and a half to get approved but it did, with less days than he had intended. Ah well, just means we get less time doing what we'd like, no problem we can adapt!
The trip from our deep south home to our up north home(s) will take about 16-20 hours of driving time, one way. Believe me when I say, this is a better trip than from our last residence which was in far west Texas, ie Mexico. The husband seems to think we can make it all in one day. I'm not as young as I used to be, staying up for 24hrs is quite the task especially if I can't drink cocktails. 1159 miles, one way to Michigan. Then another roughly 100 miles to Cedar Point. After our stay there, to Indiana which is about 215 miles from Cedar Point, then back home from Indiana at 1000 miles. Glamorous, I know. After about 2500 miles of driving we won't ever want to drive anywhere again... for at least a year.
I can't complain though. There are plenty of military families who do not get to go where they would like. Whether it's financial reasons or work schedules, they sometimes have to stay put on base and just deal with this life. I'm thankful that we do get the opportunity to drive a zillion miles to see home for just a few days.
|Not our family, but this may resemble us.|
Lordy, two cups of coffee later and I'm still not anymore packed than I was yesterday! What are you doing to me people?! Haha, I can't blame you packing is a task I dread. Especially when it's for 4 people. So Smarties, I probably won't be posting again until next weekend or later. Enjoy your summer days and I'll be thinking of my readers the first hill I go down. ;)
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