How to Survive a Cross Country Roadtrip
(Originally posted March, 2011)
I’m sure you think that the Dalai Lina is going to give you great tips on organic car snacks, educational games, and car meditations.
You thought you knew me so well.
We just drove with all four kids from Kansas City to Beaver Creek, Colorado. The drive was approximately 12 hours, going 85 miles an hour and making our children pee in empty water bottles.
How did we survive?
With DVDs and junk food.
I made each kids their own lunch bag filled with complete garbage. There were powdered donuts, Oreos, chips, fruity snacks, granola bars, Hershey’s Kisses, Peanut Butter Cups, Rolos, Keebler’s peanut butter crackers, and a bottle of water. Oh, and two clementines for Vitamin C.
(Originally posted March 2011)
The kids spent most of the trip gorging themselves on chemical laden food and singing love songs to their mother in sugar induced euphoria. When they were not eating, they were watching mind numbing Scooby Doo. I am sure the combination shaved substantial digits off their IQ’s.
But, we made it to Colorado with Dalai Dan only yelling once for them to shut up.
We are now happily skiing and hope to share some photos with you soon. So far the pictures I have managed to take are awful, so don’t expect Ansel Adams quality, but they are authentically Dalai.
Happy Spring Break!