|04-28-2013, 11:11 PM||#1|
Earning My Ears
Join Date: Jan 2013
Driving am I nuts?!?!?!?
Well, the answer to that question is yes of course....
A little back story here may be in order...We are headed off to AKL Kidani in end of November- early December of this year and live in Wisconsin the land of cold and cheese...ok,ok,ok the packers too..... IT SNOWS HERE WHENEVER IT WANTS! IN FACT IT SNOWED HERE APRIL 24th! I am so scared that we will be snowed in if we fly. However driving....(INSERT INSANE THOUGHT HERE) We all know how to do that in these horrible conditions..."watch out I'm headed your way.....more road for me." So I got to discussing with hubby the pros and cons of driving vs flying. After a TON of research I found that I can rent a car, pay for gas, (my insurance covers rentals), and a hotel there and back and still save over $700.00 vs. flying. That's the first major bonus; secondly is no hassle of how am I going to pack (xyz) with out spilling/breaking/or airport security questioning and throwing out my perfume/shampoo? Or on the way back home having that "crap bags over 40# lemme just move my underwear to this bag.... (leopard print thongs burst through the air and past the nice nylon rope as many of my fellow airplane riders get a glimpse)"... Let us not mention the money I will save not having to buy my food in the hotel lobby or rent a car or get a taxi down there after flight just to go to the grocery store....Plus my ds is scared S******* of flying and I myself, not a fan. Financially and emotionally, for us it just makes more sense. This being said, I have now come to the conclusion I lost my ever loving mind!19+ hours in a car with 2 kids ages 8 and 5 and hubby.....Let us not mention, I HATE FREEWAYS almost as much as I hate flying; maybe more if its rush hour.....So on to my questions...... Any of you from here (wisconsin just north of Milwaukee) with driving suggestions?
How long is the drive realllllly? Every site has a different time...
What did you do for 19+ hours in the car? (other than dvd player(s)/tablet(s), video games and license plate bingo)?
Any amazing places to stop for a bite to eat? (preferably in or near Nashville Tennessee)
Good SAFE place to stop for the night?
Do I pay for parking in the parks if I am staying on site?
|animal kingdom, disney world, driving, kidani village, wisconsin|