Last summer we drove with our car to Hamburg for a long weekend with good friends.
To put it in a nutshell, driving on the German autobahn is strenuous, even for very good drivers.
Next time we'll take the train.
Despite the long drive with all its thrills (you know, endless construction, hour-long traffic jams, pouring rain etc), it was very worth it. We loved touring the grand city of Hamburg, the busy harbor, the lovely rivers and canals, pretty villas and green parks and also just having the best time hanging out with friends that we sadly don't get to see very often. Not to mention shopping in a big city for a change.
On the road we must have had guardian angels ...the near collision with a careless truck, the flying rock that pelted our windshield with a loud bang but didn't do any damage, little things like that :) And of course big things like children behaving in the backseat.
In fact, our kids snuggled up and were the most awesome travelers. 500 km could just take 5 hours, but not with the kind of traffic we encountered. Even after hours on the road, they did not complain, found ways to busy themselves and thank goodness we are past the diaper stage! (It's been years actually but it must have traumatized me a bit because I still often utter little prayers of thanks that it's over!) When I turned towards the backseat with the camera, they even posed and smiled and they won't even do that at home! So of course these photos are just the kind I want to scrapbook with! Really enjoyed making this layout & journaling about the children in the car. Most of the materials are from Echo Park.