We left around 10:20am and made stops around 12:30 and 5:30. Ayden took two 40 minute naps and then fell asleep "for the night" at around 6:30. I say for the night loosely because chances are, he'll wake up when we get home and will probably stay awake for a while. We shall see...
|Morning nap as we were leaving!|
|Stop #1: Nursing session, wardrobe change, movement break, LUNCH!|
|Stop #2: Nursing session, diaper change, movement break, snuggles, apple snack|
The reasons we didn't stop more were because, a) we wanted to make it home at a decent hour and b) the more you get a baby out of their carseat during a road trip, the more they have to get back in. We figured breaking the 9 hour drive into thirds would be okay.
Overall, we were all troopers and now we are almost home! Our vacation was wonderful and well worth being sandwiched by stressful drives. Ayden got to put his toes in the sand (and then the sand in his mouth) and get splashed by the waves. David and I got to witness our son stare out across the horizon and ponder the mystery that is the endless ocean. Family vacations take a lot of planning, time, money, and energy but the memories made are priceless and worth every bit of it!