Road Trip (and our last one for a long time.)

We had another fun day today! I have a feeling my blog posts are going to drop drastically in the excitement department after our family is done visiting for the summer. It might go back to same ol’ motherhood “today we played cars on the floor” topics. Ha! Even though we spent a good chunk of the day in the car, I’m exhausted! I don’t even have energy tonight to watch The Bachelorette. That must say a lot.

This is our last day with my in laws before they fly home. We decided to drive to Seward and show them around. Personally, I think Seward is cool and the drive is beautiful, but I don’t think it’s that cool that I would want to make the drive a whole heck of a lot.  A road trip with children – any age really- is not fun. Can I get an Amen?

I don’t think I’ll be making the drive again for a while.  I have seen Seward. I have seen the landscape.  I have seen the park. I have seen the 7 restaurants. I have seen the mountains. The water. The boats. The glaciers. The snow. The Sea Life Center. Ate the chocolate. Ate the taffy. Ate the seafood salad. Ate the clam chowder. Chased a toddler into the fountain. Went down the slide with a toddler. Nursed a baby on the bench. Changed a diaper in the grass. Asked a drunk guy for directions. Seen bugs. Took pictures. Wala. Boom. Dottily Squat. Done.

It IS a beautiful drive. It’s definitely a must see. We got lucky and had perfect weather today!

Part of having family here is showing them “tourist-y” things, even if you’ve already seen it!

So hard. 😉  I am not complaining.

The boys actually did really good. We left the house around 10 am. Joshua slept for about 30 minutes and Lucas didn’t sleep at all. It’s a 2.5 hour drive (one way, but it seems like much less because it’s so pretty) so I was hoping he would sleep, but oh well.

We ate lunch and the kids played. 
This playground is AWESOME. 
It was the highlight of the trip, I thought. 

Then, we walked up Exit Glacier again. (very very very exciting. A chunk of ice. very very very exciting.) We did it a little differently this time and carried both kids in carriers.

Lucas slept 20 minutes on my husband’s back. This was his first and only nap all day long. Joshua did great on my back too, as always.

There we are. 🙂 I can’t wait till Joshua will be walking and on the other side of us. Ah so cute!

Since they got a cat nap on our backs, neither of the kids slept on the way home. I don’t understand it either. A 2.5 hour drive and you havent’ slept all day. Don’t you think you would sleep? I kept falling asleep in the front seat and Lucas wouldn’t have it. “Wake up Mommy!!” Seriously.

I think we might spend tomorrow playing at home and in our backyard. A quiet low key day sounds really nice to me right now. 🙂

This mommy is going to bed.

Published by Samantha Mellen

Certified personal trainer & health coach helping women transform their lives through fitness, abundant mindset coaching and internal peace. Mom of two boys, living life in Alaska.

5 thoughts on “Road Trip (and our last one for a long time.)

  1. wow sam those pictures are beautiful! can't believe that's in your backyard! love the pics of the family! makes me want to move to alaska!

  2. That's pretty amazing! But seriously, what is it with kids and sleep?? I always fall asleep when my husband is driving. I don't get why Ingrid will sit there with zombie eyes the whole way but NOT fall asleep…

    You guys and your carriers are pretty cool! We still haven't done the backpack part of the Ergo yet, and I didn't realize Lucas would fit. Those things are awesome.

  3. Lucas barely fits. He doesn't last unless he is really tired. 🙂 I don't think he looks that comfortable honestly, but he doesn't complain about it! It says it can go all the way up to 45 pounds!!

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