Key's to driving with two boys for 6 hours at a time
1- DVD Player
2-LOTS of DVD's
3- Headphones to watch the DVD's so you don't have to hear the movie the whole time
4-Books on Tape, for you while the boys have their headphones on and for the kids when they don't
5- Limit the amount of movies, watch a movie, color or read a book etc..(but bring seperate bags for each kid)
6- Crackers (so no junk food tummy aches)and water bottles to limit stops
7- Boys, so that when they have to go pee really quick you can actually just pull over
The drive wasn't a problem, but Thurs night before we left Brody woke up all sick, so knowing how he gets we immediately took him to the doctor and got prescriptions on an inhaler and on the Nebulizer medicine. We headed out Friday at 4:30 (the plan was three and make it to Cedar City and find a hotel) By the time we hit Payson, Brody was really wheezing, we didn't have an actual nebulizer because the Walgreens and Walmart in SLC didn't have any and all the Medical Supply places were closed. We saw a Rite Aid off the freeway and decided to try them. Nebulizers usually run around 100 to 150.00. When we asked the Rite Aid they told us they did not, but the Payson Market had one. Which luckly was still opened. We went over there and not only did they have one, but it was a race car style (Brody thought that was cool) and it was only 40.00 bucks!!! Wow that was awesome. We gave Brody his inhaler and headed off again, went to Fillmore and got a great hotel where we were able to help Brody out and the boys were able to go swimming in the pool. Not the best start, but not to bad either!!
The next morning we headed off to Circus, Circus, (f you stay there stay in the new remodeled West Tower, nice rooms) where the boys enjoyed all the games!
After that we got went to a Resort Hotel next to Legoland, great rooms (as I am very picky about the rooms) and awesome views of the sun setting over the ocean.
The next morning (Monday) we were going to Legoland, so we let the boys swim for alittle bit then put them down to sleep.
My brother told us we could do Legoland for half a day, so we meandered and were slow for the first half, but then we realized if we didn't pick it up we wouldn't even make it to half the park! We did get to almost everything!
I concentrated so hard on my boys I kinda forgot about Batman (and his face)
Colby's favorite ride, he got to drive these cars without a track and he was sooo cautious about stopping at the stop signs and green lights, it was great!
Brody's favorite ride, he yelled giddie up, the WHOLE time:)
Legoland was great, and not crowded even though it was a somewhat holiday (Martin Luther King Day, or Humans Rights, not sure what Cali calls it)
The next day was our day to get to Anneheim and relax before Disneyland. We ate breakfast at a Danish place where we had some great pasteries, then we decided to go to the beach, we knew it would be too cold to get into the water, (no one told all those surfers that though) but thought the boys might enjoy seeing it. Brody wouldn't get too close to the water, but Colby went with Allen down and walked along the shore. I saw a couple Dolphins so I thought that was pretty cool. Allen and I decided we want to retire in Carlsband, CA!
I was hoping I would have more time to update this during the superbowl, but now I do need to get back to work, so I'll finish another day. (hopefully sooner than later!)