iTunes Heads Up
We are headed to Idaho in a 3 1/2 weeks for Thanksgiving. It's a long trip for us - anywhere from 13 to 15 hours depending on how many stops we have to make along the way. We are going to head out the first night and stay in St. George. Then we'll make the rest of the trek the next day. It's easier to split it up like that. Last year our trip home was a complete nightmare. I had forgotten about all of the college kids that would be heading back to Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Diego... plus all of the smaller colleges. We were at a complete standstill for quite sometime last year. It was torture. We have a couple of DVD players, but after awhile it makes Little Bug sick to watch. So, I've been downloading books and burning them on CD's. iTunes has a pretty great selection of kids books. They have all of the Magic Tree House books right now. The first book, "Dinosaurs Before Dark" is free to download! And the others are $1.95 each. It's a perfect way to pass the time. Last time we listened to "Charlie and the Glass Elevator" which is the sequel to "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory". We have all of the Chronicles of Narnia on disc and also "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings" books.
These trips are always a little crazy, but I'm hoping new books and music will keep everyone entertained. What do you do to keep your kids busy in the car on long trips? Do you have any favorite book titles that your kids love? What about music? What kind of music do you like to throw in when you're on a long trip? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!