thanks all of you! I had never even thought of the grab bag idea. DUH, right? I mean, all moms should know that trick
And I like the idea of putting the cooler in the trunk. I know my family and we would eat like PIGS out of boredom along the way. and we planned on driving only about 12 hours a day. We're giving ourselves 4 days to make the trip that normally would only take 24 hours with adults. The playground stops sound like a life saver! My son is WAAAAAAAAAy active.
My son NEEDS a big switch some days, lol (people who think spankings are child abuse need to ignore the previous statement, lol)
And Purple, my dh thinks all driving should be a marathon. I practically have to BEG for him to stop at times. He used to drive from colorado springs to the middle of virginia in 23 hours, drove straight, and I just can't see it. He thinks everyone should have his endurance. *sigh* BUt this trip can't be like that. I can't take it. Thanks for reminding me about the important papers and stuff. I wouldn't have thought of that, either. Oh, and benadryl hypes my kid up. Definately NOT something I need! LOL
Ok, so I'm making a check list now
grab bag of toys
snacks on ice in the trunk
cassette player, headphones
video player if at all possible
Now what else?? Keep the tips rollin, ladies and gents!