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10/31/12

Road Trip Adventures With Kia

We love to travel. You can find some of our crazy long trips here on my blog. We will drive crazy distances to visit family and we usually go through the gamut of emotions along the way.

Of course there are the great sites to visit and scenery galore to explore and we try to do them all! My husband is adventurous and will take tons of photos to the point where I'll plan in my mind which ones I'll be deleting! Why does anyone need 100 photos of a mountain capped with ice with a blue sea green background? Yes, he does :) I prefer taking photos of people and silly happenings. You could say we have a balance.

One of my top priorities is to ensure that I know where we are going, which means I need to have my GPS handy! My husband prefer the regular old paper map for the navigation. Did I mention we have a balance?
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The hardest part is cramming everyone and luggage in a small car. I always have to pack extra because I have two babies! So the trunk is full and every other space inside the vehicle. Little to no leg room. It's almost a sacrifice of space.

Our first long trip out with the babies was when my son was two years old and my daughter was nine months old.

I was the mommy - nanny. I took care of everything kids, while my husband took care of the driving. I would twist around to feed kids, climb over to change diapers, play silly games, take photos, give boo boo kisses and soothe, all in the vehicle while we were driving. It was fun and frustrating at times and I usually ended up exhausted!

That is why it is so important for families to have a good vehicle during any road trip. A good vehicle that will get you there and one that actually has enough space for all the stuff we need to pack around!

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I remember how we'd stretch the mileage of the car and at one point was worried if it would be strong enough to handle the snow! We wanted our vehicle to keep us warm and comfy and we also wanted it to be able to start without trouble after a night or two covered in snow!

We were on our way to  visit with the grand parents on my husband's side. I think they hadn't seen the babies in quite awhile at that point.

The trip was a good one and at one point our kids had us laughing so much, we hurt! My son had fallen asleep. The babies were very good pals and loved each other. They would always be touching the other, whether a hand on the shoulder or holding hands while they slept etc.

This particular time, my son had fallen asleep and my nine month old was awake. I'm always taking photos of them and I turned in time to see her kicking his head. Then she was putting her fingers in his nostrils and the way she was doing it, we just started  cracking up! I don't know if she wanted him to wake up, but he never did. And it's still funny today!


We made it safe to the grands and had a very good Christmas stay with them and our vehicle was faithful to bring us home safely. However our baby is dying now. We've had her for over 17 years. We'll probably run her into the ground until we can afford another one.

I like the possibility of a Kia.

One that catches my eye is the 2013 Kia Sportage. And of course I'd love it in red! :) I like my vehicle higher up so I can see the road!

What was your best road trip destination?



Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balance the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure 
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1 comment :

  1. I took a marathon road trip from Houston to Key West, Great Smoky Mountains, Yellowstone, and back home. I was on the road for a month! Next time I'm between jobs, I'm doing it again- to Alaska!

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