We went on our first LONG family road trip in May. We drove 13 hours to Destin, Florida. When we left we were optimistic about how the drive would go but kept saying...you never know if 13 hours is too long until you try. We tried and it was not bad at all!! We split it up into 2 days which made it much easier. We left on Saturday afternoon and drove to Shreveport. We stopped for dinner....the kids discovered Cracker Barrel....and then drove three more hours to Vicksburg, Mississippi. Eli and I studied the Mississippi River last fall so Eli was very interested in seeing it. We arrived in Vicksburg late and Eli was already asleep. The next morning we spent time looking around the river and some of the Civil War battlegrounds. Eli LOVED that...we will definitely be back to Mississippi to do more sightseeing when all of the kids are a little older.
Jumping bed to bed in the Vicksburg hotel.....my sister and I used to do this as kids when we were on vacation. I never taught Eli and Chase to do this. Some things are just born in kids. Luckily we didn't end up with a bloody nose or lip like we have in the past. ; )