How to Survive a Car Trip with Toddlers
I really wanted a “white Christmas” this year.
I grew up with snow, and somehow Christmas just isn’t the same without the peaceful, glistening innocence of snow. Simon also really wanted to see snow this year. He wanted to build a snowman shaped like Lighting McQueen!
So we decided we would journey to see our extended family in Utah and Idaho. Our path would take us through New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming before we came home to Texas. Surely we would see tons of snow! Or so we thought. . . we got nothing. We missed every single snow storm on our trip. The snow either melted before we got there, or it snowed after we left. My hubby was happy to have dry roads for the entire 3,338 miles we drove, but it was sad to drive that far North and miss out on snow.
On our last day in Idaho we drove into the mountains and found an inch of ice-packed snow, and we were able to throw some powdery snowballs and build a snowman that was probably 3 inches tall. Luckily the kids don’t know what they were missing! They loved the icy powdery snow we found.
Happy Road Trips everyone!