In keeping with my somewhat insane desire to visit every single historical site within a “reasonable” driving distance and somehow relate it to our homeschooling we are now on the go again. This time: Boston!
On an eight hour drive, when you leave at 7am, feel free to take a little time and have a little fun.
Don’t spend time in toll booth lines though, get an EZPass and drive on through.
Let children exercise during stops.
When driving by big, cool, major cities stop and eat lunch. Times Square and Ben’s Pizza in SoHo. I have a thing for men named Ben who make food. (Ben’s Chili Bowl in DC and now Ben’s Pizza in SoHo)
Maybe window shop and find live mannequins. These were cutting up at a Limited Store in SoHo.
Maybe also spot other models doing a photo shoot on the sidewalk. The guys to the right of the white building were wearing hideous clothes and were being photographed by someone who probably thought they looked cool.
Or a taping of “Nurse Jackie”.
Drive by stores you love. This one is Mood Fabric, our beloved purveyor of threads for Project Runway.
Drive through states that you have never been in before, like Rhode Island. Sorry, RI, I didn’t get any pictures of you!
Stay in a hotel that gives you a big discount because of where your husband works.
And bring your computer so you can figure out what to do while on vacay! We’ve got lots of ideas, just not sure which days we’re going to do them.
Oh, one more–Pack a borrowed DVD player but don’t tell your kids about it. Only pull it out if absolutely necessary. And we never had to pull it out! (We are not fans of DVD players in cars…did we just lose a lot of friends?)