How Does She…make car trips fun, keep track of fun trip facts, and did I mention fun?
I was cruising through Craters of the Moon national park with my family when I stumbled upon the most fun creative idea, I had to take pictures so I could share it with you. This family went on a three week road trip (I know, three weeks!) and kept track of it all on their car!
My husband and I had fun reading all their stats and we weren’t even part of the family! It made me want to be a part of their adventure, or at least create one of my own.
I think this is my favorite part, the stats…
I could’ve used the wild animal sightings list while I was in Yellowstone – did I mention I saw a BEAR! My first ever, it was awesome. Also, check out my husband in the corner of this pic. It is his first (half) appearance on HowDoesShe. Shhh, don’t tell him.:)
I love the LOST (9) – I’m glad I am not the only one who gets lost.
“Are we there yet?” (54) – classic. Also, check out the map on the side that shows where they had been so far.
Here is the sweet family who graciously let me take their picture after hiking around all morning.
They even set up a trip blog called a Slice of America and blogged about their adventures along the way – what a great way to capture those memories and not forget the details, (or forget the trip all together by the time you get around to scrapbooking it in my case). I googled what to use to write on car windows and found that liquid white shoe polish works, or I am thinking window markers would do the trick.
Are we there yet? is such a classic. Our family trip quote would have to be, “I have to go to potty!” said with enough urgency that you would be plain CRAZY to wait until the next rest stop. We have become pros at hiding in the weeds…is that legal? Don’t turn me in if it’s not…I”ll deny it.
While we are on the subject, we are right? I have a fun little story for you. It’s late and I am rambling so feel free to skip this part. Anyway, when I was pregnant with my first baby, my husband and I were on our way to visit his parents, about a 4 hour drive. We both had to go to the bathroom at the same time and couldn’t seem to find an exit (before our illegal weed issues). We thought it would be funny, or something, to see who could make it to his parent’s house without going. Dumb. Yes. We had to stop for gas but we didn’t go. Did I mention I was 9 months pregnant? N.I.N.E months! One of the longest hours of my life and the minute we hit the house I was in the restroom. When I came out all I saw was my hubby laughing. Why was he laughing you ask? He went at the first rest stop when I wasn’t looking and pretended the rest of the way that he had to go, SO BAD. Ya. He did.
Good times on the road.
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