Car Trip To G'ma G'pa's House...1200 Miles
Posted 28 January 2005 - 05:44 PM
Posted 28 January 2005 - 05:52 PM
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Posted 28 January 2005 - 07:47 PM
Posted 29 January 2005 - 06:56 AM
Posted 29 January 2005 - 07:50 PM
try the Denny's restaurant. They have been very accomadating
to me in the past. They have a list (behind the counter) of
all the allergens and which foods you can eat. I always have
scrambled eggs, hash browns and bacon. Hubby eats most
of my bacon!
Just remind them to clean the grill, use a clean spatula, the
eggs are fried in a clean skillet in butter. If you can't have
the butter they will use oil. They have been so nice to
me, I can't recommend them enough. I haven't tried any
other Denny's. I did try a local restaurant in my town, my
first try other than Denny's and I gave them the same
instructions and I made out fine. My brother insisted on
my going and he told me to order a steak, baked potato,
and salad. It was nice to eat out with family again, I just
needed a little nudge.
The one resolution, which was in my mind long before it took the form of a resolution, is the key-note of my life. It is this,always to regard as mere impertinences of fate the handicaps which were placed on my life almost at the beginning. I resolved that they should not crush or dwarf my soul, but rather be made to blossom, like Aaron's rod, with flowers-Helen Keller
Judy- Gluten Intolerant
Posted 03 February 2005 - 10:13 AM
1. My personal favorite for traveling with kids is a movie! Baby Einstein will work wonders on a screaming 4 month old. Mine had colic and could scream for a solid eight hrs! So beg, borrow, rent, buy one of those DVDs for the car. It really is well worth it. The older kids will love the movies and it is a great way to get some quite.
2. Pack a cooler full of the gluten-free foods for the trip and some healthy snack for everyone else. Also, pack some of the "junk" food treats the kids never get to eat at home. It makes them a little happier when the kids are maxed out for the car ride.
3. Make dad plan on stopping at a fast food place with a play ground at least once a day for 30 min! The older kids can eat their meals in the car after they play. The logic of stoppiong for half an hour or more never made sense before, but it makes a world of difference in the kids attitudes.
4. If you can, pack a bag a "emergency" new toys for the kids. This is for when they are starting to get on each others nerves and you still have 4 hours to go. Raid the local Dollar store or toy store for inexpensive toys that do not require setup or batteries. (no crayons!) MIne is still young enough that the pretend and imagination toys work great for us.
5. The final tip is to leave as early as humanly possible (4 or 5 am is great!) The baby will sleep and the older kids will be tired and quiet. Then plan to end for the day by 4pm at the latest.
To date we have only had one ride that required us to stop early and find a hotel. That was the projectile vommit trip. Sick babies are no fun to travel with. Bring paper towels and wipes.
Have a great trip!
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