Tuesday, September 30, 2008

by air or by road

We are going to visit my in laws up in Spokane for Christmas.

We have know that we were going to do this since at least July. But we are so up in the air about how we are going to get there we haven made solid plans yet. Loren really wants to drive as he HATES to fly. Seriously hates it so much that when he went to Europe after college graduation he didnt use his return flight. He work on boats to get back to the USA.

Anyway, the idea of a minimum of 18 hours in a car with a 1 and 2.5 year old in the winter to get to Spokane sounds ludicrous, but that is what we are thinking. Flying doesnt seem like much fun either with our two boys. Luke is the loudest child I have ever know and Jack cant sit still for 10 minutes. Still 8 hours of travel time on a plane vs at least 2 days in the car does seem like the lesser of two evils...

What would you do? Luckily, we will have a great time in Spokane and I am really looking forward to seeing it and meeting more of L's relatives as I have never been there before.

1 comment:

Maggie said...

I think 18 hours traveling in a car with young children is unsafe and unkind. (And it's 36 hours roundtrip.) Flying isn't that big a deal...and families get priority care. Remember when you drove to Arizona or somewhere, you said you'd never do it again. And that was without kids. If you drive, I think you'll be saying "What were we thinking" after the first few hours...with 30 more to go.