Saturday, August 23, 2008

Road Trip!

Carrie and I (bravely) took our five children (need I remind you that they are ages 1, 1, 2, 2, and 5?) in ONE CAR to visit our parents this week. Everyone survived and had a great time (zoo, pool time, parks, reading stories, horsing around, etc.). Everyone is also pooped!

But, we learned something rather interesting to pass on: go to Cracker Barrel for your trip meals if you have young kids!!! We went to Wendy's on the way. It took us exactly 1 hour from getting out of the car to getting back in. The kids ate okay--but the food they did consume included chicken nuggets of questionable origin, milkshakes, mandarin oranges....

On the way back, we hit Cracker Barrel. We spent almost exactly the same amount--pennies different including the tip! And, we ate much more food--we all got breakfast. The kids ate more food than they'd consumed at Wendy's, it was brought to us (and the table cleaned up for us), and it was real food: eggs, biscuits, milk, etc. It took us about 20 minutes longer than our Wendy's stop, but it was well worth it. In addition, unless it's a super peak travel day, most Cracker Barrels I've been in have clean restrooms, and all have a place to change a diaper.

Bonus: we got each kid (that was old enough) a piece of candy for the road. Mmmm.... sugar.

We highly recommend Cracker Barrel for your next road trip!

1 comment:

mrsidotf said...

We always stop there on the road! It is fast, good, and there is always something to play with if you have to wait!