We left Wednesday around noon, and instead of taking our typical 3-day drive South, we decided to gun it. We drove through the night, and the entire next day, and arrived on the Oregon Coast 37 hours later. The kids managed fairly well, considering, although Jared barely survived the trek (I’m not as much help driving as I’d like to be…I don’t know how anyone can drive when they’re tired)!
Ella managed to interrupt our cat naps about every 30 minutes throughout the night with scream such as this, “Ow!! Ow!!! My leg!!” (her legs kept falling asleep, and she did NOT like that sensation!). So, even though Jared and I were trying to switch off, neither one of us got quality sleep.
However, our dilligence allowed us to arrive in Seaside Oregon in time for a family reunion with Jared’s immediate family, which included his 4 siblings and their spouses, his parents, and a total of 10 screaming kids/cousins for the weekend! It was great!
And besides, we saved quite a bit of money on hotels, AND lots of time packing and unpacking the van…that alone kept us motivated to keep driving!