I love a good road trip. I even tolerate bad road trips. I like taking my time, stopping in known and unknown places, and singing at the top of my lungs. We even have the “Stop whenever someone has to pee EVEN WHEN IT’S 20 MINUTES INTO THE TRIP” rule, which is only hard to live by when it’s not your bladder.
This year we drove down to Charleston, South Carolina to see my awesome sister. It’s supposed to take six hours, but we did it in eight. What’s the rush?
I always pick odd places to stop, refuse to play any song I don’t know all the words to, and pack awesome snacks. Thanks to Stonyfield Farms, we were stocked up with my kids favorite smoothies, or as they call them: MORE DRINK-Y YOGURTS PLEASE!
I decided that we would stop at South of The Border on our way down because it’s weird and crappy and possibly the perfect rest stop. I hadn’t been there since college, but I remembered bright lights, odd souvenirs and a gorilla the size of a house. After we stopped, I decided that I should never retell any college Spring Break stories to my children again because the gorilla was only the size of me sitting on my husband’s shoulders so nobody would even stop the car by it for a photo to prove how wrong I was.
But the souvenirs were still strange and my kids did get to run around a lot. Plus, it was better than the greenhouse in rural South Carolina that I made us stop in last year.
Since SOTB wasn’t until after North Carolina, I had lots of opportunities to entertain the kids leading up to its weird and wonderful world. Luckily, I am the queen of car games. I can make finding signs, colors or listening to lyrics into a game. We also played the rhyming game, but as I’ve mentioned in another post, when one owns cats named Huckle and Nugget, the rhyming game goes downhill quick. I can’t wait until they’re old enough for the country game where I say a letter and we go back and forth naming a country which begins with that letter until one person runs out. The other person must prove there’s a country left and BAM! winner. I was always a fan of Papua New Guinea and Guinea but don’t let anyone pull a New Guinea on you.
Overall, the road trip was a success even if my daughter asked when we’d be there while we were still in Richmond and thought that my sister might live at South of the Border so we could finally BE DONE DRIVING.
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For your next road trip or just to stock your refrigerator with healthier alternatives for on-the-go snacks, try YoKids Smoothies from Stonyfield Farms. They are made with real organic fruits and vegetable purÃ©e and have 1/3 of kids’ recommended daily serving of calcium. The size is kid-friendly, but I like to steal them for myself, too.
Thanks to Stonyfield, I have 4 free 6-packs of YoKids Smoothies to giveaway plus a deck of 52 Things To Do In The Car if you aren’t a car game maven like me. I tried it out myself and it’s pretty sweet. This is the box of fun you make to keep in your car to go along with it.
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