This week we are taking a family trip to Orlando and will be driving. There are four of us going: me, my husband and our twin boys (7 y.o.)
I have done this drive before several times, but never with children. I know the Carolinas are the most boring parts of 95.
We will be leaving on a Friday, but because of work we cannot leave until 6/7 pm. I am hoping we can get to Richmond, maybe the NC border before we stop for the night. On Saturday, I plan to stop at South of the Border (I am sure the kids will like it), Savannah and Brunswick, GA.
Does anyone have suggestions of places (other than the ones I listed) where we could stop along 95 and does anyone have suggestions for keeping the boys amused. I figure they can watch movies, play games, read, etc... Anything else that might be good.
As I mentioned, we plan to drive part of the way on Friday night. Our thought was to stop somewhere maybe around midnight or later. We were thinking, to save money and since we want to get on the road as early as possible, to stop in a truck stop and sleep for a few hours there. I am not really worried about the kids sleeping since they can sleep anywhere. My concern is, do you think it is safe for a family to sleep at a truck stop over night?
When I was a child we used to drive all over from Philly to Texas to Canada. So many great memories I have from childhood are from these road trips, I am hoping this trip will be a fun one for the boys, too.