Sunday, October 26, 2014

Disneyland Road Trip - Day 11

Sunday September 28th was the last day of our road trip. We had planned to go to the Ape Caves at Mount St. Helens, but this morning we decided to sleep in. The Ape Caves are close enough we can go to them another time. We were so tired and it was so nice to sleep until 8am! It's the little things sometimes that make the biggest difference! 

We went out to breakfast at Elmer's with Ga-Ga & Pa and then we went our separate ways. 

On this second leg of our journey....the part after Disneyland we were much more lenient with the kids in regards to watching movies. We were all so tired so literally it was just one movie after another. It was funny because once the credits would start even Zeke would start saying, "nother one!"  

After driving over 2000 miles it was so nice when we started seeing signs of home!!! 

Crossing over the state line! 

And since we were going to drive right through Vancouver we figured it would be a pity to not stop at Joe's Crab Shack. We love us some seafood! 

After a few more hours in the van we finally drove up to....


2633 miles, 30+ pills of Ibuprofen taken, 21 meals at restaurants, 11 days of vacation, 7 different hotels, 6 people in one van, 4 days at Disneyland, 4 times swimming in hotel pools, 3 state traveled through, 3 visits to National Parks....making wonderful memories as a family....priceless!!! 

And you'd think we'd rest when we first got home, but nope! We had the kids help us clear out the van. I just wanted to get it over with so I could sit down and relax and not feel like I needed to jump up and finish anything. 

Then it was time to break out Zeke's present from Disneyland. I had specifically kept it from him because I knew it was too big for him to play with while he was strapped into his seat. 

He calls this his 'Big Mac'! And he loves it. He doesn't necessarily play with Mac all the time, but he loves all the Cars! 

So the big question...were we crazy to take an 11 day road trip with 4 small children? Heck ya! But it was so great! The kids are awesome car travelers and I seriously can not wait for our next car trip. There are so many cool things to see and do and I want to make more memories with our kids while they're young!