I've outdone myself on the crazy factor with this trip! In an effort to Save $$$ by using airline miles I will need to fly separately (with Vi and puppy) from dad and the two older kids. That's not the crazy part.
We need to wake up at 3:30AM! - wait, WHAT?
We need to drive to Miami (one hour away)!! oh MAN!! We hate that airport!
Once we get to Texas, we all fly into Dallas airport arriving about 2 hours apart, and THEN we need to drive to Odessa, TX which is 6 hours away. All because it cost $750 MORE to fly into Odessa which I might have even considered doing except that I couldn't book ANY flights with my miles into Odessa for the days we wanted to travel so I gave up and booked us on the crazy train - I mean flight.
Husband's reaction to this trip thus far:
Today we have scheduled into our day a practice session. Husband will work out how to strap the car seats to the luggage and I will practice piling kids, carryon, dog and one car seat onto the stroller with a baby straped to my chest. To help husband work through his anxiety for this trip, I've created a helpful chart, showcasing all the stuff we need to take to Texas along with a very helpful title that he can hopefully chant all day long when things get tense.
It will be fun! It will. Leaving next Saturday, so stay tuned to Facebook and/or Twitter for our live updates all day long, because it will take us from 3:30am EST until approximately 8pm CST to reach our destination. And if we cave and get a hotel halfway it will be okay, we will get there! Eventually. And at least it's better then driving for 3 days, or so I will tell myself over and over - until it's over.