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May 20th, 2013, 06:34 PM
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So who has taken a road trip with the baby yet? Where did you go and how long was the drive? How did you break it up?

We are considering a road trip from MA to Nebraska in July to see family. It sounds terribly stressful to most I am sure but to me it sounds less stressful than flying with everyone and having to fiddle with 3 car seats, etc. I can't really figure out the logistics though since she doesn't STTN yet.
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May 20th, 2013, 06:41 PM
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We have only gone to visit DH's family which is 1 hr 30 min away. So not really a road trip ... We don't really travel that much.
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May 20th, 2013, 07:24 PM
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We did our beach trip a few weeks ago...5 hours + 2 hours on the ferry, and it went better than I expected.

We are only a few weeks away from our big road trip...2700+ miles I can't wait to see our families!
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May 20th, 2013, 11:17 PM
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No road trips yet, but I flew Seattle to San Diego with Jamison the end of January for my Grandma's funeral. Total travel time was about 7 hours.
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May 21st, 2013, 12:08 AM
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No road trips but we are road tripping in July. Driving up to San Francisco for a few days then driving over to Lake Tahoe. Here to SF is about 7 hours.

Then in Dec we are driving cross country to Rhode Island which will take about a week.
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May 21st, 2013, 03:58 AM
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Wow Erin, that sounds fun!!! Will Aaron be back by then? I'd love to do a cross country trip!! You guys need to drive through nc!
The longest we've driven is about 3 hours to SC to see Bryan's family that lives there.

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May 21st, 2013, 04:47 AM
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Have flown 2ce with her, one tip involving 3 flights with one being a 14-hour flight. She did excellently. We've only done an hour road trip and she did great. I am sure they'll do great; just break it up a bit for them.
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May 21st, 2013, 05:20 PM
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We've done days where we're in and out of the car all day with a combined driving time of about 5 hours and she does really well. When she gets fussy I think it's more from boredom (understandable!) so we turn on some nursery rhymes and that helps.
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May 24th, 2013, 06:34 AM
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June 1 we are taking a road trip to Michigan. 2 days there and 2 days back. He does well with someone in the backseat with him so we will take turns doing that.
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May 24th, 2013, 08:54 AM
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We drove 2 1/2 hours in Nov. But June 7 we are going t KC for the weekend.

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