My husband is on a business assignment for a couple of months.
I've got the itch to drive down from MA to SC to see him. Google puts it at around 950 miles one way. Husband will drive back home with us whenever we actually decide to go home, so I will only have to make the trip down by myself with a 4.5 and 2 yr old. I have a just about brand new Kia Sedona, so we'll have lots of room to pack gear (which is our biggest reason for not flying- we need 2 carseats, stroller, etc...).
I've never done an extended road trip, although my girls and I drive about 200 miles/week in 50 mile stretches to visit family and have even done as much as 300 miles over 3 days.
Is it better to bite the bullet and drive overnight when they will most likely sleep the whole ride, or try to do the drive over the course of 2 days. I plan on installing a DVD system before we go too :) I'm sure that will help alot.
Any more advice/cautions/etc and what is the best way to plan my route besides just using Google. I also have a GPS to keep us on track (hopefully!) so I feel a little more secure on such a long trek.
I have always wanted to make a trip like this but I want to make sure of course that I'll be safe and my kids will be safe and happy. Again, the return trip will be much easier because I'll have my husband to share the driving and help wrangle the kids.
Thanks in advance!