Friday, August 21, 2009

Audrey's first road trip

So we have finally taken the plunge and gone on a long-overdue trip to San Diego. This is a seven-hour drive for us, pretty easy and boring. BUT Audrey has never been in the car for longer than it takes to drive to Oracle (or thereabouts, for Jessica and Sean's wedding) We tried to be cunning and leave just in time for her morning nap, but she saw right through us. She refused to sleep, trying to figure out what we were doing and where we could possibly be going that took more than an hour.

After the first hour I moved to the back seat but still couldn't convince her to go to sleep. Finally as we approached Yuma (and lunch at Subway) a little after noon, she fell asleep. But as soon as we carried her into the restaurant, she woke up. This enabled her to fully participate in the ritual eating-of-food-that-is-not-good-for-you of road trips.

By my estimation, here is what Audrey ate yesterday, in addition to some milk...

  • about 10 french fries

  • a sandwich bag of grapes

  • a small container of "dry snacks" - graham crackers, goldfish, cheerios and yogurt melts

  • chocolate milk and bites of chocolate chip and white chocolate macadamia cookies

  • bites of turkey, bread, black olives and apple

  • bites of hamburger, veggie burger, more french fries and an onion ring

  • bites of ice cream from a root beer float

After lunch Audrey stayed awake the whole time until we got to San Diego around 5 pm, and then through dinner and playing at the park after dinner. She was tired but didn't want to go to sleep by herself in a strange pack and play in a strange room, so she stayed up until 9:30 before finally falling asleep!

1 comment:

Mary said...

Sounds like a normal trip. All I can say is: pity your poor parents who did the 8 hour trip to Tennessee with TWO little girls under two at least twice a year, AND a 4-5 hour trip to Baltimore the same number of times. But enough about payback....