Folks, I am happy to say that we have now driven 2 looooooooong road trips with twins in the same year and have lived to tell the tale.
Back in November when the girls were just over 1 year old we traveled from our home in San Diego my father-in-law’s house which is at basically the northernmost tip of California. We loaded the minivan with snacks, toys, 2 Pack ‘n Plays, winter coats that had to be dug out of storage, and hit the road for a 13-hour road trip with twins. We spread the drive out over two days and it was pretty manageable for our little ones.
Last week we had a great trip with the twins and their big brother. From San Diego, we drove for what felt like a zillion miles up the I-15, past Las Vegas, through hours and hours of desert, and finally arrived at my family’s home just north of Salt Lake City, Utah. The drive took us across 3 states, but was shorter by 2 hours (going by Google Maps) than our Thanksgiving route to Modoc County, CA. It took us much longer than that, but we stopped often to change a diaper, let Momma pee, or give the girls a chance to stretch their legs.
Some of the highlights were:
Staying in a hotel-what a treat!
My Aunt’s beautiful garden. This is a picture of the girls sitting near her “Fairy Garden”, which resembles Pixie Hollow. If you don’t know what Pixie Hollow is you probably a) don’t have a young girl in the home or b) watch grown-up TV shows (lucky!).
Lots of boy-cousin activity. Logan spent 3 days deeply involved in various Nerf battles.
Gorgeous scenery from the road (in Utah. I’m not so much a fan of the Nevada and California desert scenes).
We took a little detour and visited Zion National Park. There we went through the famous tunnel entrance and checked out the massive and beautiful rock formations.
And of course, the whole point of the trip was to see my Grandma for her 90th birthday and to see my cousin get married. Both events were incredible, thanks to the efforts of my Aunt and cousins.