Traveling with children is like the ultimate parent test, especially when we're talking 10 hours with siblings in the same car. It's the stuff of nightmares, I tell you. And if you're not a parent, I bet you've at least run across a time where you've had to travel and got stuck with a really annoying loud child near by. NO ONE WANTS TO BE "THAT PARENT". Which is why I spent way too much time than was needed to pack ample amounts of toys and entertainment for my kids to occupy themselves with. And, believe it or not, it worked! The ride went smoothly and I arrived in Ohio without excessive hair loss. Yay for hair!
I'm thinking Ohio made some packed with aliens that allows them to run some sort of force field keeping it humidity free. Having just come from Raleigh, North Carolina, where just this past week the heat index was up to 112 F, this state's unnaturally cool 70s had me thinking I'd taken a few wrong turns along the way and ended up in Alaska. It's gorgeous here! The hills keep taunting me with their lush, green Hobbitiness, and if they keep it up, I don't think I'll be able to hold myself back from jumping out of the car and running through them singing Bell's "I want adventure" song.
For now, I'll be content with tomorrow's itinerant: swimming, eating, and visiting with family. Good times, indeed!