Expect a Bumpy Ride
I had envisioned a leisurely 3-hour ride to the campsite, with the kids watching a couple of movies while I read a book and perhaps napped in the bed I'd stocked with plenty of fluffy pillows and warm blankets. Um, no. The ride was slow and stressful. We couldn't get the DVD player to work (Figure that one out before you hit the road!), the kids wanted to explore everything, climbing and falling all over and opening the refrigerator and depositing its contents on the floor, and I didn't read a single page or shut my eyes for a minute. On the way home, I had movies at the ready and bribed the kids to stay in one spot during the majority of the drive.