Our annual family vacation (including a 1,256 mile journey in the car) begins in two days. I am literally trying to gather myself and our "Stuff" together for our road adventure as I type this! We will "fall into the car" with pillows and blankets at 4am on Thursday. I have volunteered for the first leg of driving, so I will have black coffee in hand (instead of pillow & blanket), and CD book on tape to get me through Memphis before the traffic gets bad. I will be listening to the Mitford series (again) by Jan Karon, and I am quite excited about it.
I just returmed from merchant-ships-mart (AKA "Stuff-Mart," if you are a Veggie tale fan, Walmart, if you need the normal translation), and have purchased a brand new head set (ear phones) for each member of our family. Not really fostering togetherness, but I do not plan to listen to the audio book "20,000 Leagues under the Sea" another 7 times this trip (Popcorn's favorite from last year).
Next stop... the library to check out some educational dvds for the boy, and perhaps a book on tape for the whole family to enjoy together when the guilt about my self-indulgence of listening to only what I want to sets in. Yes, I am driven by rivers of guilt at times.
See you on the Highways of America -- from Arkansas to New Jersey!