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The Roadtrip That Almost Wasn’t

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7am and that picture above isΒ exactly how our roadtrip from Atlanta to Savannah started; everyone smiling, laughing, relaxed, enjoying the ride, and the baby asleep in her seat! Halfway to Savannah, we made a pit stop and all of a sudden this turned into the road trip that almost wasn’t.

I had taken a break from driving a few years back for personal reasons. So, I had absolutely no clue how I was going to react to other drivers on the road, to weather, and to the inevitable crabby baby cries and shenanigans! I was a nervous wreck.

My son was in the backseat, not paying attention, listening to his music with his ear buds on that we purchased from Β


Excuse my French, but all hell broke loose!! It started absolutely pouring rain out, I’m talking white out conditions where you have to drive 5mph or just pull over. We were caught in a band of rain from a small tropical storm that was passing by!

Smart? HA! Not at all, especially since we knew it was coming and I hadn’t driven in a while!
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To my demise, I couldn’t control it- I started cursing out the road, yelling at the rain, just so irritated! Of course what happened next? I woke my little girl up from her slumber and the shenanigans began!

She decided she needed to join in on the fun, and literally everything for about the next 10 minutes was a blur! It was just too much chaos for my mind to wrap around! Lol. This didn’t last for long though. I stopped at the nearest store, which happened to be aΒ Dollar TreeΒ where I found the best invention ever!!
A Crayola Color Wonder Mess Free Coloring Pack!

(She was so proud of this picture. It hangs on my fridge!)

Let me tell you- This coloring pack is absolutely amazing! It’s 100% mess free, meaning that if your child gets it on a surface other than paper, then it goes on clear and it’s easy an cleanup if you choose to do so.
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As silly as this sounds, I truly feel like Crayola saved the day, and really our entire trip!! I know that I wouldn’t have been able to finish that drive if all of that commotion kept up! Suddenly, I just didn’t care if we were still in the middle of a hurricane!

Here’s a few pics from the rest of our road trip to Savannah!


















I can honestly say….. The road trip that almost wasn’t, turned into the road trip that definitely was!

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69 thoughts on “The Roadtrip That Almost Wasn’t

  1. Love your writing style! Very fun and organic! A unique writing style like this will bring you far.

    1. Thank you so much!

  2. Glad you made it out safely! I hate driving in bad weather!

  3. Oh man, I feel you on the crazy drivers. It is so hard sometimes, and you add a crying baby to the mix, that will give anxiety to anyone. I am glad you made it safe and had some fun.

    1. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ It was definitely an adventure!

  4. That’s the very interesting as well as annoying moment when the unexpected rain become a shield of the journey. I faced it number of times.
    anyway..your writing was so good and compact.

  5. Oh I am glad you made it! πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜…

    1. Just a little hurdle in the road! πŸ˜‚

  6. Crayola for the rescue! Lol. I love your writing style. Your story made my day

    1. It’s always the little things! πŸ˜‚ Thank you so much! πŸ˜‹

  7. That coloring pack was a life savor! I’ll need that for my daughter. I’m not the best driver in bad weather, either. Freaks me out!

  8. I love those mess free colouring books. They have sved my day many many times!

  9. Oh no haha! Isn’t it a nightmare when thing suddenly go wrong, good job for little life savours!

  10. Oh gosh, this sounds like it was quite the adventure. Road trips are so romanticized and everyone makes it sound so freeing and easy, but it’s honestly hard work! Close quarters with the same people for hours and hours, traffic, long stretches of boring road, crying babies, bad weather…a whole host of things can go wrong! Glad you finally got where you wanted to go though πŸ™‚

  11. Crayola to the rescue lol! I’m sorry to hear about the weather! πŸ™

  12. Oh no! What a nightmare but you made it – yay! Sounds like an eventful road trip, all of mine always are!

  13. Driving in the rain is the absolute worst! I love their mess-free products, I have never seen them at the dollar store, I will need to check it out!

  14. So glad the road trip ended up going ahead yay! I like the sound of that coloring pack it looks ace x

  15. Aw, that sucks. I’m so happy you got to Savannah. You just had the worst luck, hon.

  16. Thanks for sharing both the positive and negative sides of the trip! i’m glad crayola got to save the day <3

  17. Oh my goodness! I hate that kind of rain. It’s the absolute worst! And it always seems to come pouring down on the interstate. Suddenly traffic goes from 70 mph to 5 mph, and you really learn if your brakes are in proper working order. Sounds like things eased up for you, and Crayola really did save the day!

    I looooooove Savannah. It’s one of my favorite places! πŸ™‚

  18. The colouring pack looks like such a goodidea for bush toddlers. What an eventful road trip – glad it turned out okay 😊

  19. I recently went to mountains with family and we saw many land slides and rain during our trip its so difficult to drive in rains. I happy you made it to destination. Loved reading your post thanks for sharing.

  20. So sorry about the weather but glad you all were safe! Thanks for sharing this product!

  21. Well-written! And we’re so blessed to have crayola. It saves our road trip – making it more fun!

  22. I know how you feel about driving! I get so stressed when I drive and I probably would have had to set up camp at the Dollar Tree! Glad you made it to your destination!

  23. Reminds me of my road trips when I was a child. The rain or the thunderstorms, nothing could stop us. When I look back, I wonder how we did it. Miss those days. We planned less but did more.

  24. I love this!! It’s hard to keep children entertained on road trips so Crayola being mess free sounds like a life saver!

    1. Yes I loved the idea!!

  25. Wow… It was so much fun after all,that’s the good part of it though

  26. Phew for Crayola saving the day! I just had a similar rain storm pass over this morning driving to work, took me three times longer than usual!

    1. Oh my goodness that would’ve been anxiety heaven right there!

  27. I hate crazy driving weather like that. I am glad it all turned out well though πŸ™‚

    1. Meeee too! Lol

  28. Tropical storms can be a handful. I had a misfortune to experience two of them this summer… scary as hell!

    1. Lol that’s terrible! I’m from Chicago, grew up there. I have been in georgia for 8 years now, so it took a little while to get used to it!

  29. I have highway driving too! So that would have sent me in a full on anxiety attack! I am glad the colouring helped with the commotion. I am a big believer in colouring as a stress reliever, no matter what age you are. Especially for little kids.

    1. Yes, I love those adult coloring books. I believe everyone should have one! Lol

  30. Although it wasn’t the ideal road trip, I bet you’ll remember this trip forever. Those are the best trips or time spent with family I think. x

    1. I’ll definitely remember it! Lol. It’s usually the trips that start like this that actually end up being the best! πŸ˜‰

  31. My mummy is awful driving in bad weather. It’s great that Crayola saved the day! Phew!

  32. Beautiful article. Despite of rain storm, you guys managed to have lot of fun, I loved the images, looks like everyone had fun time together πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing the experience with us.. Kind of inspires me to plan my next road trip for unexpected fun

  33. I’m usually a confident driver and I still freak out a bit in heavy rain. Glad that Crayola came to the rescue πŸ™‚

  34. Oh wow, what an awful journey for you. At least the rain stopped in the end!

  35. That’s so good that you found something which turned your road trip around. I hate it when the rain is so heavy it’s hard to drive x

  36. Truly an adventure

  37. I always say to look at the bright side: you’ve made it and now you can tell the story using humor. And you’re discovered a great product as well πŸ™‚

  38. OMG no, I’ve been in rain like that and it’s virtually impossible to drive safely. Lucky you managed to get hold of the crayola

  39. Aww glad it all worked out in the end! I’ll have to check these out, we love a good road trip!

  40. Those moments of absolute chaos can be really difficult! I’m glad you found a place to stop and that you happened to find the Crayola coloring pack to help calm things down.

  41. Glad it all worked out for you and good on crayola for “saving the day” x

  42. You definitely had quite an adventure. It made for such a great story!

  43. Glad that you eventually went their! Glad crayola helped and the rain stopped

  44. Oh no! I’m sorry that the weather was so rubbish!xx

  45. OMG! Crayola has saved the day so many times for me too.

  46. I am a new driver and honestly hate driving in the rain and always maleness a excuses but slowly getting into it.

  47. I had fun reading your blog. All coloring stick I named Crayola when I was a child. Lol

  48. I’m glad that you made it safely. And it sounds like a great product, may have to look for it for my two kids.

    1. Thank you! It’s super cheap and convenient 😊

  49. Oh dear! When my nanny kids get on my nerves in the back I put my music up loud to try and block them out. I’m glad your road trip all went ahead in the end and your daughter calmed down with her new colouring set!

  50. Aww… It was fun to read about road trip. Road trips are always unpredictable and I guess that is the beauty of it.

  51. I’m glad you enjoyed your road trip in the end! And well done Crayola for saving the day!! Hehe

    Louise x

  52. Life would be pretty boring if everything went according to plan all of the time wouldnt it πŸ˜› xx

    1. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Crazy enough I have to agree with that!

  53. Good to know you had such a good trip. I would love to take a care throughout the U.S.

  54. Oh bless you, I would not have wanted to be out driving in such conditions either. Glad you came across this Crayola Miracle and managed to save yourself from the stress

    1. The rain wasn’t too much of a bother… it was the other distractions! Lol

  55. Crayola quite often save the days on many of our day trips too! We never go anywhere without a spare box of them in the boot.

  56. I love a good road trip. It’s great that your one did happen

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