First of Many Family Road Trips

For this first of what we hope will be many family road trips, we chose Cincinnati to Indianapolis—a nice, short jaunt to see family and have fun.

Bucking our usual lame weekend-at-home trend, our little fam hit the road this past weekend. And man, it was good to get away on the first of what I hope will be many family road trips.

We packed up Cassie in the car seat, armed with distracting jingly toys and Goldfish snacks, and dropped the dog off at our friends’ house. (Thank you, Kofrons!) We actually almost forgot the dog, but Jay remembered at the last minute that someone needed to watch him. Poor Merc. The cats merely got extra food dumped in their bowls on the front porch. Oh, how things have changed since our girl arrived.

My cousin Ali and her husband Mike, recent parents themselves, were kind enough to let us crash at their house in Indianapolis. Cassie tromped all over their lovely home and occasionally noticed her 7-week-old cousin Lindsay. She also gave Mike and Ali a little peek at what’s to come once Lindsay is mobile.


On Saturday night, Jay and I went out for a real date! We went to the Jazz Kitchen to hear my favorite jazz singer, the dreamy Kurt Elling. We also enjoyed a delicious, grown-up meal and some interesting conversation with our tablemates (total strangers, but very nice). Mike and Ali enjoyed an evening with our crazy crawling girl and their sleepy sweet pea. We couldn’t have been more grateful.


It was sooo nice to hang out with them and get out of our routine. Cassie handled the two-hour drive each way like a champ, and even slept pretty well in a new environment. I highly recommend hitting the road once in a while to recharge and refresh.

5 thoughts on “First of Many Family Road Trips

  1. I too hit the road, but by myself for a 3 and 1/2 hour drive with a 14 month old and 3 and 1/2 year old. And it went surprisingly well, the trip that is. Sleeping in a strange place? Not so much.

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  3. Glad you had a nice getaway! We need to plan sometype of mini-vaca soon… I definitely need to recharge and refresh!

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