Road Trip. 554.1 miles (one way) with 4 boys.

So we did it. We drove to Pittsburgh. 550 miles there. 550 miles back. 4 boys.

We stopped a total of 5 times on the way to Pittsburgh. A total of 6 times on the way home. The boys watched LeapFrog’s The Letter Factory a total of 9 times. They watched Star Wars a total of 3 times. And my Alex told me he had to “puke” the last full hour before we pulled into our driveway and only answered to Darth Vader.

All in all, it was an adventure! We drove my mother’s Honda Pilot because she has a DVD player. This car is a little too small for us. Sad, but true.

Enjoy these clips…

(This was taken on the way to Pittsburgh – it was 6:13PM and we had been on the road since 7:46AM.)

(This was taken as we were turning the corner toward our street. Yes, the boys sang “Puppy, Puppy, Puppy” on and off the whole way home to try to get Henry to laugh.)

(Matt got this video clip of me as I was getting out of the car. You can tell by the look on my face that it had been a long… long drive home. All 11 hours of it.)

Road Trip. 554.1 miles (one way) with 4 boys. was last modified: July 28th, 2017 by Audrey McClelland
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  1. Puppy Puppy!! hahahaha! That was great! Our move to AL was crazy, but I am glad AJ isn’t quite at the stage to sing phrases over and over…yet! What a fun video!

  2. Getting home is always so much more exciting than arriving at the original destination for me. Even a short trip is exhausting with two kids, you are super mom!

  3. Great job :). I know earlier this year I made 13 hour trip 6 times from NC to Florida by myself with my two girls. We were always excited to reach our house in Florida then vice versus our house back in NC. It was a crazy few months since hubbs was living in Florida. Honestly looking back on it, I don’t see how I did that all alone, but we managed.

    Isn’t the DVD player a lifesaver gosh… hehe 🙂

  4. Audrey! It’s Hillary (Johnny’s Hillary) from Oklahoma. Love your website and your blogs! I thought of you this past weekend a lot as Johnny and I took an 11 hour driving trip with our two dogs..wiggly, a bit high-maintenance…need to eat, need some water, need a walk. Haha But, I smiled when I thought of the accomplishment that was taking place with you, Matt, and 4 boys! Sounds like you handled the trip like the pro mom that you are! Congratulations on the successful trip! 🙂

  5. oh, the puppy song. I usually show Joshua the blog videos I watch but I’m afraid he might start shouting puppy all day long! glad you made it there and back safely. I do need to invest in a DVD player before I ever take a road trip!

  6. You survived!! Woot! Judd and I just decided lats night me are doing NC to ME for Thanksgiving. Yep 15 hours each way, 2 kids, one au pair, a DVD player, 1 PSP, 1 GBA and two kid’s travel neck pillows. Freeport outlets here we come! I have no idea how you survived the puppy song, so cute. I drive from 5 pm through the morning so the kids sleep through the worst of it. Quiet and Harry Potter audio books get me through. Go mom!! (And dad, Matt’s a saint).