We never made it to Shreveport yesterday. Sam started crying hysterically at 10pm so we spent the night in Tyler, TX. We had a miserable time getting him to sleep; he had slept all day in the van and was wound up tighter than I’ve ever seen him. To make matters worse the hotel didn’t have a crib or playpen. We were so tired we thought we could try a make-shift bed with a drawer covered in blanket but he had on room to turn over so he got more upset. We ended with putting him between us in the Queen size bed and he rolled between us all night. I don’t get co-sleeping, it was the most distracting night of my life.
New rule – hotel must come with crib or playpen from now on. Only aiming for La Quinta Inns at this point!
We all woke up at 7:50, left hotel by 9, had breakfast at Cracker Barrel and on the road by 10:15am.
It’s been a fairly pleasant day, kids are both broken in and dealing with the all day ride very well.
Currently the time is 4pm and we are still in Louisiana. Still 15.5 hours from home!!!!