We did it!! Our first major road trip with the kids and it was great! Nick was my biggest worry regarding the drive time and he was the one to grumble the most but overall he did really well. I had read online about paying your kids for good behavior in the car so they each earned $1/hour on the way down. :) It worked! They were helpful and (mostly) courteous, we didn't have to listen to fighting, and they ended up with $20 spending money for the week. The first day on the way home was also good, even without pay, but I thought the last day might be tough so we opened up the offer again so they all made another $10. James is the only one who spent any. I think gas station food is his love language. :) He bought roller grill hot dogs, gatorade and cans of pop. He was in heaven. So cute.
Without further ado, some photos!
We rented a house on the south side of the island, not far from where a river meets up with the ocean. 4 of the mornings I went for solo walks first thing and it was so beautiful. It was a few blocks down to access the river beach and then I walked along that until it curved and met the ocean. Right across the river is Little Tybee, an uninhabited island seen below, that we kayaked to one day.
Dr. Joe for a Tybee Beach Ecology walk but it was kind of cold and sprinkly so he said we could reschedule for Wednesday. (such a great guy!!) We stayed at the beach anyways and just ran around, etc.