We've done it again, driven 3 days to reach Texas. Every time I tell someone about this adventure they look at me like I have 3 heads. Why? And every year we say the same thing, the cost to buy 6 tickets, rent vehicle once there, yada yada yada is cost prohibitive so we choose to drive and see stuff on the way.
Somewhere I have a big list of all the things we packed last year, but I couldn't find it and figured we'd work it out along the way. Subsequently we forgot our blow up mattress which serves as our 3rd bed in hotels when we can only find two beds. It's exceedingly hard to find 2 beds and a pull-out, as I learned the hard way but we managed to for both nights.
On the return, I'll take our in-law's spare home with us.
The kids all borrowed my travel pillow extensively so may need to bring their travel pillows next trip.
I write these posts in the hopes that I'll re-read them before the next trip and plan accordingly.