Road trip ready

We're getting ready to take a road trip to Utah. People think I'm crazy when I say I'm looking forward to the 13.5 hour drive, but it's true. Part of preparing for the road trip means getting our travel journals ready. I'm a big journaler & scrapbooker, so this is something I try to do everywhere we go. I LOVE that my daughter shares this passion and is old enough to actually do it...several times today I've heard "mommy, can we work on our journals a little more?" I got her journal in the $1 bin at Michael's...mine was a blank one I had on hand that I decorated with scrapbook stuff.

I printed out a map of our route, and Mia pasted it in the front of her journal. Every time we make a stop, she can put a sticker on our location so she can track our progress. We packed a small stash of craft supplies that we'll take with us, and we'll work on them (hopefully) every night before bed. I usually write down what we did, the weather, funny things that happened, etc. We can paste memorabilia in there and leave space for pictures. Mia can't really write, but she'll tell me what she wants to say and I'll write it, or I'll encourage her to draw pictures of things that she thought was interesting or fun.

Mia has some pre-trip thoughts she's already had me record: "It's going to be a long trip, I hope I can make it. I don't think I'll fall asleep."

Help me out! Comment below with favorite places to stop on your road trip.

6 comments for “Road trip ready”

  1. Posted Saturday, June 20, 2009 at 9:38:29 PM

    Great idea, Krista! I am always looking for ways to make our road trips more fun for the kids (and more sane for Mommy)! :)

  2. Posted Monday, June 22, 2009 at 12:58:23 PM

    Very fun - Laney would have as much fun making the journal as actually filling it out. Love the map and checking along the way. This would really help with..."Are we there yet?"..."How much further?"

  3. Posted Monday, July 06, 2009 at 9:11:54 AM

    [...] « Road trip ready Win Corvallis Knights Baseball Tickets [...]

  4. Posted Friday, July 10, 2009 at 8:08:58 AM

    MUST stop at Cascade Locks for an ice cream cone! We always stop there, and my favorite is the butterscotch swirl cone. Have fun and be safe!

  5. Posted Thursday, October 08, 2009 at 3:01:58 PM

    [...] Road trip ready - Krista’s travel journal [...]

  6. Posted Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 2:07:17 PM

    Very well planned family :)
    Seems like you guys enjoyed a lot!

    Buy clenbuterol

Post a comment