Trailer Park Unschoolers

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The First Road Trip


We finally had our first real road trip as a family! It wasn’t much of one, or wasn’t supposed to be. We were only going to Austin, but that turned into a 5 hour drive out and a whopping 8 hour drive home! Thankfully the kids are pretty awesome in the car. They went through the whole trip with minimal complaining, even though they were all awake for most of it, even Luca.

For poor Luca the trip was rough. He wasn’t used to long car rides. His allergies started acting up which made him sound like a frog. He was dropped by my friend’s daughter and he bonked his head, poor guy. It was not a fun trip. He did get to play with other kids and met a lot if new people, so that was cool.

Thankfully we got home and everyone was rqually burnt out. The kids weren’t too upset about missing the play date yesterday, nor about canceling the play date for Friday because Corde’s friend will be unexpectedly away. They’re excited to go to the library today, but that’s a short trip, which helps.

The trip back was probably the most eventful for the kids. We learned about traffic. We talked about maps and traveling. We went over all the crazy events going in in Austin over the weekend. We even got to talk about road construction. The most fun had to be seeing the “baby lobsters at the HEB. That’s unschooling at it’s finest! We even got a picture for the occassion.


We had a great time, but we’re glad to be home. It was a really long weekend. The kids had a blast with their friends and can’t wait to visit again! We have a whole bunch of new people to visit with next time we go, which will make it even more fun. It was definitely well worth the trip!

Now if only I could find an app that would let us put pins in a virtual map of all the places we’ve been. It could be really fun a travel timeline with the kids, show them all the places we go, especially if we ever start to make it on bigger road trips!


Author: Fox

With four kids, who has time for much? We spend a lot of time together, which translates to a lot of knitting time for me when we hang out. We've been trying to get back to our unschooling roots. We watch a lot of videos, play a lot of games, and pay attention to the things we notice in our everyday life. It's been quite the big adventure!

4 thoughts on “The First Road Trip

  1. I love, love, love Austin!! Last summer the kids and I were ready to pack up and move there. I do know how those 5 hour trips can turn into 8 hours, and they can be rough.

    There are some apps like you’re talking about, but I can’t name any at the moment. I would have to do some searching.

  2. Sounds like you had a lot of fun despite a few mishaps!

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