I'm soo glad that I found this website. ;-) I'm going to be driving from Morris County, NJ to North Richland Hills TX (which is I think Tarrant County)
We wanted to leave on July 1st.. since were moving and that is with my 60 apt notice given to the landlord, but.. I am thinking it would be a good idea to leave before them because of holiday traffic. ;-(
I will have as passengers, my 8 year old daughter and our cats. Should be interesting as I have never driven more than 700 miles.. (CA to OR) and that was like 12 years ago and I was sooo tired!!
I'm taking us in my Explorer (no Ford jokes please hehe) so it should be plenty comfy.... I'm assuming.
My daughter and I won't totally be alone because my fiance is going too, but he is driving his own truck. Were going to follow.
It will be around 1600 miles. I don't want to push too hard with driving so much a day since I'm not used to it, and I know there is going to be alot of "I have to pee mommy!!" side trips. LOL!!
I will have a set of directions ofcourse in case which is very likely that I get off track from following my fiance.. God.. I would panic LOL I'm terrible at reading maps and directions. ;-(
So I guess I have some questions.. any advice or is there another forum about traveling with children and or pets?
I've no idea how I am going to keep little one entertained.. portable dvd player and a gameboy will bore her in a few hours.. crayons ect.. any fun road games that anyone knows?
Also. as far as the cats.. I have 2 carriers for them but since they will want to cuddle together. and will have to use the potty.. I was thinking of getting a large cage so i can make a make shift litter box and they can have food and water.. that hopefully won't spill. (makes for more side trips to empty the kitty cat potty. yucky!!) The cats have never traveled too far in the car and when they did.. they were not pleased.. lots of meowing. LOL
Why can't I fly? ect.. well.. We have a very limited budget to move and 2 cars that need to come with us.
Also any easy routes or suggestions? I have heard this is a 3 day trup usually.. but I am thinking it mayb be a 5 day trip for us. maybe 6 lol!!