Road Trip!

The first pseudo road trip was a success!

Except for the fact that the night before I didn’t go to sleep until 4 am. Therefore, I didn’t wake up until 9, and we didn’t get on the road until almost noon. (Sorry, Traci!)

I learned a few things I think will be helpful for the next trip:

  • First of all, I need to get both boys’ stuff packed up the night before. I don’t know what I was thinking, but when I went to bed on Sunday, they should have been done, with nothing left to do but put them in their car seats.
  • Car DVD players are a gift from the heavens.
  • I have to move Butter’s car seat so that he’s not behind me. It was too hard to hand him tissues because his nose was running on the way home with him directly behind me. [This will only need to happen if I travel alone with the boys.]
  • Finding a rest stop with a family restroom or an old school, single person only restroom in a restaurant will be my best friend. Butter was able to go potty, then I was able to change Little Bear. I didn’t have to try to juggle both boys in a handicapped stall [I don’t like using them unless I have to].
  • Don’t ever, ever, let the car go less than 35 miles per hour. Traffic laws? What are those? [This is an entire post in and of itself.]

We had a great time with Traci and Mike [and their dogs, Bettis and Oscar] and Butter’s already asking about when we can go back to Miss Traci’s house. Love that kid.

And today? You get this picture, which is probably the best picture of him to date.

What I Learned at the Delaware Auto Show

Have you ever been to an auto show? You should totally go if you haven’t before, because they’re awesome.

M and I were able to look at cars without feeling like someone was trying to sell us something. We narrowed our choices down to two we’d like to seriously look at when we’re ready to buy, sometime next Fall. One of them wouldn’t have been on our radar at all if it weren’t for the show.

When the 2011 Kia Sportage came out, I immediately told M I wanted to look closer at it when we decided we were ready to purchase a new car. We’re planning to buy in August or September of next year [we think], so we’ll be able to hit the Model Year End deals.

The other one we looked seriously at was a Scion. I don’t think a Scion would have ever been on my [or our, for that matter] short list if we hadn’t seen it and gotten to sit in it at the show.

We have some major discussions to have between now and when we start shopping. But, for the first time ever, I’m actually looking forward to shopping for a car.