Jun 17, 2012


It is countdown time.  In less than six days our family will be embarking on a never-before-attempted 9 hour road trip. We are traveling to Portland, Oregon to see my sister and her family who moved there recently. The kids have never traveled in a car for longer than a trip to Yellowstone or Salt Lake City.  We will either have to A) separate kids  B) drug them  C) threaten them with their life, or D) all of the above.   The van will contain 4 sleeping bags, 6 pillows, 4 duffel bags, 2 ipods, 1 ipad,  and a piggy we stole from the shed.  
I am most excited to show the kids the ocean. Who cares about Disneyland--a place where they each would have terrific meltdowns because of all of the people and noise-but the ocean is one giant STIM!  They will love it!  We will also be staying in Astoria, where they filled the movie "Goonies", one of my all time favorite shows.   

Wish us luck!  :) 


  1. Steph- you'll make it. I am here in Utah at my Mom's after an Identical length trip thru the deserts of Arizona and Utah. We do this every year, mostly, you just have to have the air of the strongest willpower in the van-period- and pull them thru by sheer force of no objections tolerated. (Although I bless the guys who invented earphones- ipods- and car sized DVD players and game players) :)




Ernie and Oscar learn they like different things-great for kids on the Spectrum!