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How I Keep My Family Happy on a Road Trip!

Since I am having a road trip right now, I thought I would include ideas in this post about keeping my family happy on a road trip! You all know what I mean. We will be on this trip for a few weeks and I am sure you know what happens when 6 people spend the majority of the day in a vehicle several days in a row.

Some of the simple things I do, is remember to pack snacks and drinks, that help during the times that we are almost ready to stop to eat, but it might be....a little longer. I make the snacks simple and easy, fruit, cheese chunks, pepperoni (one of my family's favorites), crackers, and then bottled water, and juice. For the juice the small individual bottles work best. We don't want alot, just enough to tide us over.

We also sing together in the vehicle. Each one takes a turn picking a song, and everyone has to join in. Most of the songs are Christian, but we also include some silly, just for fun songs!

Another thing to help keep the family, my husband, happy on a trip is we bring along quiet activities when we are driving through a busy city, or construction area. This would include, word finds, crossword puzzles, Sudoku, Etch-a-Sketch, Rubiks Cube and other items that keep hands and minds busy without a lot of fuss. This keeps everyone happy and allows my husband the ability to concentrate on driving without distractions.

Of course we play some of the usual car games too. Trying to find a license plate from as many states as possible. Trying to find words on signs that begin with each letter of the alphabet. We sometimes have to give up on Q, X, and Z.

I bring along the binoculars, camera and camcorder, and the children take turns taking pictures and recording silly little videos to watch later. We also see how many different birds and animals we see during the trip.

Each of these little things help to keep the trip fun and helps everyone to stay happy. Keeping everyone busy, helps prevent minor, or major, irritations from occuring. And of course we plan enough stops to let everyone stretch their legs and run around to burn off excess energy. No matter the age each of needs that time to get our bodies moving. Maybe this will give someone else some ideas, or if you have some you use to keep your family happy, feel free to leave a conmment to share.

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