I know you all have been waiting on pins and needles for me to post about our recent road trip to Chesapeake, VA – well, today is your lucky day! First I’ll start with my strategy for the crazy long TWENTY hour car ride. I went to TARGET to stock up on supplies. I saw these ducks in the dollar section (although they were actually $2.50) and new they would be perfect. I had to get two – exactly the same or there would be problems. I then filled them with fun things – the girls’ quilted paper dolls, I Spy Bags that their sitter made specially for them (thanks Denise – the girls LOVED them!), mini kid computers, special coloring books with markers that will only mark in the book, story books, interactive books, magna doodles, these weird ginormous pipe cleaner things (Capri really liked these) and other random items. The girls were able to get what they wanted with only minimal help with mom…most of the time and these ducks really saved the trip. I never even had to pull out the DVD player (which I did bring just in case). Our next trick was to leave super, super early (we were out the door before 4am). The girls both slept for the first couple of hours of the trip. Here’s Cedi sporting her glasses and playing with her new I Spy bag. I have to give Cedi some props here – she has an AMAZING bladder for a 3 year old. We only stopped 2 times the first day (13) hours and once the second (7 hours)…amazing! I had to take pictures of the wind turbines – I think they look cool… Capri needed a pillow – I had to laugh! Here’s Cedi enjoying the beach – we headed to the Outer Banks the first day. Capri and Papa playing in the sand. Jared and I actually were able to swim in the ocean for quite awhile (Karma watched the girls). It was so much fun and the water was fantastic. On the second day we headed to the beach for a bit in the morning but the water was much colder. We ended up back at Karma’s pool later in the day and Cedi had a blast “swimming” in her life jacket. She’s so proud of herself! We stopped at Rita’s to enjoy some Italian Ice… And an ice cream cone with sprinkles… Our family… And finally – here’s Capri snuggling with Bear on the way home… Thanks Karma for putting up with us and our mess for a bit. We had a fantastic time!