Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Road Trip - Day 14 & 15 - Homeward Bound

After our night in Pittsburgh, we set off early and said goodbye to Pennsylvania and hello to Ohio as we made our way to Cleveland. 

Mr C really wanted to go to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame  Museum - Rock on Cleveland, so we left Mr C there, whilst the girls and I visited the Science Museum next door - the girls had lots of fun, discovering, playing & experimenting, the best bit for them was seeing a science show all about liquid Nitrogen, making robot frogs, and the real frog display it was fun, we then went up to the children's play area which the girls loved and they had a good play there before it was time to leave and make our way to Toledo our stop for the night before our last stretch to Chicago.

Our last day on the road saw us leave Toledo, travel through Indiana close to the Michigan border and make our way back into Illinois and back home to Chicago - it took us 4 hours to get home and that included a brunch stop at an IHOP restaurant, but finally we made it home safe and sound after 2 weeks on the road and one fantastic road trip.

A road trip I would do all over again tomorrow and travelling with a 5 & 3 year old was a great experience although challenging at points, and we had our moments, but more than anything it was a great experience for them and we all thoroughly enjoyed it, it was fun, we didn't need to rely on DVD players (this time) to keep them entertained, instead the girls had packed their own little suitcases full of toys they wanted to bring and play with and they had their colouring books and fantastic marker pen rolls made be. We made sure we didn't travel too far every day and planned kid friendly trips/activities to keep them busy, we always had snacks and drinks on hand for those I'm thirsty/hungry moments, but most of all you just have to get on and do it, otherwise you'd never travel with kids and when I think where my girls have been since they have been born they are pretty well travelled.

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