Ariane and her kids (whom I hadn't seen in almost 2 years). Ashley and Anisha were flying out there for a week to meet our new niece Josie and they were so sweet to offer to bring me along. I thought that it was a great idea but I wished I could take my kids to Vermont with me so that they could spend some time with their cousins. That is when the idea of a road trip from Indiana to Vermont was born.
The day after we got home from Vegas I packed the kids into the car and headed off on our 14 hour road trip adventure across the the north eastern United States. We ended up driving through 5 states, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and Vermont. I have to say that this drive was beautiful. I also passed a lot of places I would have loved to stop if I was not alone with 3 kids. Some of these places include Kirtland, OH, Niagara Falls, and Palmyra, NY. One day I think it would be fun to take this trip again when I have the means to stop at all these places.
13.5 hours into our trip we arrived at the ferry dock pictured below. It was 9 pm and we were pretty much a ferry ride away from our destination and that is when we ran into one bog problem.
Ariane calls and saves the day by telling she located another ferry that was 24 hours that was about 45 minutes away. So about 2 hours and one ferry ride later we finally made it to Ariane's house.
The drive home went really smoothly because Jared had me buy a GPS after my run in with the closed ferry.
Now I am sure that you all are thinking that I must have been out of my mind to make such a long road trip with 3 kids under 5 but I had to give it a try. And honestly the kids did beyond amazing (thanks in part to our portable DVD player). Would I do a 14 hour road trip with the kids again? Absolutely. Would I do it anytime in the super near future? Probably not.
Coming Soon: Part 3 Fun in Vermont