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Monday, August 8, 2016

Roadtrip 2016: Making Memories Even at Rest Stops

When you  take your family to road trips, it is important to  enjoy every mopment even the rest stops.  Even though you want to  arrive at your destinationa as quickly as possible, it is important to enjoy   every part of the journey.  
Whenever we go on a road trip, I always pack snacks and drinks because we all love to munch on something while on the road.  As a result, we stop a lot.  It drives my husband a little nuts sometimes but I always told him that he needs to rest his  body as well especially his legs and arms as he does all the driving.  
It was a couple of years ago when we  took pictures in the same place and it made me realized by looking at the photos how fast my children have grown since then.
Bringing a ball or something we can  play with after the restroom  break is a must for us.  The kids have so much energy that they get impatient in the car,  so releasing some of the energy while on the rest stop helps a lot and it's fun.
I get stares from other travelers when we take pictures even at rest stops but I don't really care.  My son gets embarass  when it's time for  picture taking but I make him  anyway lol.
My husband have been into so many  awesome places around the world when he was still in the Navy but he never took pictures so when he is telling the kids stories,  there's no picture to show  them how beautiful those places were.  That's why, I make sure to capture every moment we have,  so that  they can reminisce someday by looking at the photos.

17 comments:

  1. I agree that it's important to stop and stretch a little when traveling by car. And I love that you capture the entire trip with photos - even at the rest stop.

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  2. I like the idea of stopping and resting up as well as taking pictures where ever I go. It is so important to look back on and share with family

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  3. I think a lot of people take pictures at rest stops and that's perfectly ok. I have some beautiful photos of flowers at a N.C. rest stop that still make me smile.
    If you ever go to Florida, the welcome center on I-75 has a photo opp which will allow you to download the pic online, that's pretty cool.

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  4. we always try to take a lot of pictures of family vacations. I know I will want to remember these times later on.

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  5. It is always good to have a good stopping point where you can just have some fun and get out of the car when you're traveling.

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  6. We always make lots of stops on road trips. It's important to stretch the legs and walk around. We will be taking another trip soon and my kids can't wait!

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  7. This is super cool. We love road trips but usually do them without the kids. Last night we had a road trip with kids and came home with a super headache. It seems if we take 2 of 3 kids, they do great, but bring all 3 somewhere and the ages just don't mesh well together.

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  8. It really is nice to make the most out of road trips. Bringing a ball along for those stops is a great idea!

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  9. I'm so with you about making pit stops and taking breaks especially while on the road. Good for your health to get out and better yet to turn it into a good time to make some more fun memories! Looks like you ahd an awesome time!

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  10. These are great photos to have as memories. When we were kids our parents would stop at rest stops so we could stretch our legs. Many times we would have a picnic too. It was a great time to stretch our legs as well. Thanks for sharing your experience and photos.

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  11. Your family always has so much fun on road trips. What great memories to make. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Making memories is a 24 hour a day thing! You are always making a memory, whether at a rest stop or at an amusement park!

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  13. So many people think that the road part of a road trip can be taxing. You just proved that that is not true. That can be just as fun as the destination.

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  14. I miss take road trips. After three kids the trip has been on a stand still. I want to make a trip and enjoy it with my family. You are making memories and keep enjoying each others company. Time passes by so fast.

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  15. Just got back from a week long roadie, spent a night in West VA as a matter of fact. It's a gorgeous state, we will be back for sure.

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  16. My kids do great on road trips as long as we plan for stops. I try to find fun places along the way to check out.

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  17. Stops are essential to traveling with my kids! They are little (6 and 2) and giving them a chance to stretch their legs and get the wiggles out is essential to everyone's comfort levels!

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