• Traveling in the car: Packing tips

    So, here we are traveling to GA for graduation of our Niece, Shanny Bug, and driving a 2012 Kia Optima with a 6’2” male behind the wheel, me sitting in the passenger seat up front, our 15-year-old daughter and dog Ollie in the back seat. We are traveling for 7 days and I am bringing food and snacks along to save money, see the related post at the bottom of the page. We decided to put a hitch on my car so we could bring a cooler along that sat on this Cargo Rack. This car is not the best for traveling long distances, but getting 45 to 50 mies a…

  • Plans = No Plans

    What happens when you have plans that you think are set in stone and then calamity happens?  We have two nieces graduating from high school in the next few weeks.  One is in Oklahoma on a Monday and the other one is in Georgia on Friday of the same week. Then to top it all off hubby wants to drive it. So plans began.  I had been planning the Georgia graduation with my sister for over a year.  The Oklahoma graduation came up in the last week. YIKES!  So I hurried and put a plan together and had everything planned out. Have you seen the cost of a hotel lately?  During…

  • Two Week Road Trip

    May means showers, mowing the lawn, outside chores and spring cleaning.  However, it also means graduations.  We have two nieces graduating with the Class of 2018. Our nieces graduating by itself is great and wonderful.  With one in Oklahoma and one in Georgia, it is going to be a 2799 mile roundtrip.  This means that we are in the car for 14 days.  Yes, you read that right, 14 days. We have a Kia Optima and my husband is 6’2″ and we will be taking two dogs, and our daughter N.  Our oldest will join us in Georgia with his girlfriend and join in the festivities. Congratulations to all the graduating…