Montana----Car Trip*ugh*

United States
May 29, 2007 12:37am CST
I am going to Montana this summer. I am driving there with my sister and nieces (6 and 4). It will take us either 2 or 3 days to get there. I hate driving places, I never do good in a car...so I was just wodnering if anyone had tips or just any information for me how to make it a little more enjoyable for me, less excrutiating! lol. And also, tips for my nieces too. They've never been on a car trip that long and I would love to know how to keep them occupied, that could help us get there faster and in one piece! lol
2 responses
@ElicBxn (61067)
• United States
29 May 07
Plan on 3 days & find a few places to stop & look sightsee. I also suggest you find some "car games" like looking for license plates of different states than the one you are in. Of course, in this day & age, there's game boys.
• United States
30 May 07
we don't want to stop and sightsee at all, especially with two little ones in the car =/ And my nieces wouldnt be able to tell the difference in license plates...and they dont understand how to play game boys =/ lol. Thats why this is so difficult! =P
@ElicBxn (61067)
• United States
30 May 07
Just tell them to look for different color plates, like New Mexico is yellow. Then the person not driving can confirm & keep score. We also used to count windmills, again, the non-driver would keep score. But there seems to be fewer windmills these days. We used to get an extra point if they were turning! But I guess if you pass a windfarm you can only count it as 1! LOL I'm just giving you suggestions that worked for us when we were kids. And for sightseeing, you only want to stop say once a day, for a short time, just to let them get out & streach their legs - say, plan lunch at a state/national park.
@makingpots (11920)
• United States
29 May 07
For your neices, you might look into buying a portable DVD player. Then just let them take their favorite movies. My husband and I kill time in the car with travel trivia cards. Also, that silly game called 20 questions. It is amazing how much time it kills. One person thinks of a person and everyone can only ask yes or no questions to figure out who it is. Also, carry all your favorite CDs and sing at the top of your lungs just for the fun of it.
• United States
30 May 07
My sister wont want to buy them a portable dvd player =/ and i cant afford to. But that would def work! 20 questions can work for me and my sister, but not my nieces =/ *sigh* it's going to be hard to keep them happy at such a young age! =P