Holiday Inn Express-Birmingham
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Location: On the Road To Chicago
Highlights: Left before noon. No fighting in car so far.
Lowlights: Left the doggies at home. Thanks mom and dad. Left butterflies. Thanks Angela.
Hole in tire?
#of Swearwords: 1 before we left
People we met:
Activities: Pack, drive, drive, drive.
Hotel: Courtyard Marriott Downtown/River
Teeth lost (by nature ...
4000 miles in a car with three kids may seem daunting but with a little planning and prepping, it can be a fun trip. I've spent the last week finalizing and confirming hotels and activities.
11 hotels/accommodations on the itinerary. I've confirmed them, checked their parking situation and whether they have breakfast in the morning. Saves money and time trying to find a restaurant in a strange city. I bring cereal and rice milk (no refrigeration) if we need ...
Day 8: The Long Drive Home
At this point we split with the Lys since we wanted to get an earlier start and they wanted to sleep in. When we said goodbye, they were just starting to get up and eat some breakfast.
It was now time for our 8 hour drive home. That sounded short to us seasoned travellers (A few short years ago, a 4 hour drive to Toronto was a LOOOONNNGG drive for us. We are finally ...
By George, I think I've got it! We have been trying to make the last leg of our trip through Nebraska and Iowa more tolerable. While watching Bizarre Food America, I got it. Iowa's State Fair is going on on our way home in Des Moine. Right on our route. The kids have never been to one. A little learning experience and a little fun. We will be coming from Omaha, Nebraska. It is only 2 hours from there. My thought is leave Omaha ...
... plan so this let us keep yapping during the whole drive).
The last bit of the drive took us through the Tail of the Dragon, the most famous touring road in North America. It sure was a twisty drive! Unfortunately, Matt and Esen both got a little nauseous after a while so it eventually became a difficult drive. Took us over an hour to get through the Tail.
After a bit over 12 hours on the road, ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services