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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Road Trip!

Should I be excited about the prospect of driving 28 hrs. in 2 days? My husband and I are driving all the way back to Minneapolis to visit our family there. Are we crazy?

We wanted to fly, buy tickets are insanely expensive. Has anyone else run into that problem this summer? We also looked at taking a train, but the price was even higher than flying!

Looks like we will be stuck driving 2 days straight with this lovely little lady in the car.

If you remember correctly, this is the same drive we did last year, but this time we will have a much less-crowded car. I also think that Layla will be a little better since she is older now. I hope!

Any tips for occupying a little kid for an insanely long drive?

I will definitely bring books and the laptop for DVDs. We also plan on making her run for  15min when we stop for bathroom and gas breaks.

I'm trying to psych myself out and pretend that I'm really excited for the drive itself, when in reality, I'm not!

I am, however, looking forward to seeing my husband's family and all our friends back in Minneapolis, as well as my dear friend Idil who moved all the way to North Dakota. Yes, there are Somalis everywhere!

I am really looking forward to getting Sambusa at my favorite spot, The Cairo grill, as well as getting a couple new skirts at the Somali mall!

I'll post pics of the trip, maybe not until we get back, but I promise to share!


Banana Anne said...

Have a great trip! I love Minnesota so much, and it's great that you'll get a chance to see your family.

Nurul said...

ooohhhhh....i'm sure it'll be a very nice trip. just make sure that u're not sleepy =)

budgetlocksmith said...

That is a long drive with a little one. I wish I had some advice....but alas...I would like to know the same thing....next week Audrey will be taking a 6 hour drive (not as bad as yours) to WI with me... it will be interesting. Have fun.

Ciyaalka Xaafadda said...

I love road trips!

Aynur said...

Maybe buy some new activity books for her to dole out to entertain her? Sometimes Borders has some in the clearance book section ... when we drove down to California last year that's what we did.

ModestJustice said...

That sounds like so much fun :D
I hope you are having a great time! (heh, I've been way behind in keeping up with people on the blogs)
I just wanted to let you know that you've won an award and hopefully when you get back you can check it out on my blog :]
Take care abayo!

Zimbabwe said...

I'm Polish, but I'm keen on African culture for ages. In Europe there are lots of stereotypes about Africa. When I was 7 years old, in my church there had been marriage from Ethiopia - very nice and polite people. I wish You good and lucky trip!