I am currently in the midst of an EPIC road trip with the hubby and three kiddos through six states and spanning over 1200 miles. Because we are crazy? Well admittedly, a little. But more on the why in a minute.
This trip has had its major ups and downs. Starting right from the morning we left and Silas locked my keys in the car. We have hit epic traffic (stupid summer construction), tangled with the Indiana State Police (there is a reason that state has a balanced budget, they are everywhere and are radar happy), and taken more pee breaks that necessary (“Mom I have to go AGAIN!!”)
But I have also gotten to see some dear friends (although too briefly), laugh a lot with my kids who are amazing troopers, see some of God’s most beautiful country, and even catch a glimpse of a giant rainbow after a storm (quite the metaphor for our trip).
Why are we attempting this insanity? We are heading to Universal Orlando for the Family Forward conference. When this conference invite landed in my inbox, I barely consulted the hubby. I had to have been in the first twenty to sign up. A blog conference for the whole family based around strengthening the family in areas like communication, creativity and charity? At the home of Harry Potter Wizarding World with a daughter who loves all things Harry Potter? Plus MINIONS?? Um, yes please.
I may not be a lover of roller coasters, but I am a lover of my family. And if I can conquer over 20 hours in a minivan with them, I think I can conquer even the wildest of amusement park rides. I am so excited for what we will learn this week to become an even stronger family. Color me crazy, but I feel like the trip down and back are part of that journey.
Can’t wait to share what I learned in the upcoming weeks!
What is the longest road trip you have taken as a family?