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7am and that picture above is 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  Newfrog.com


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 a Dollar Tree 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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 🙂

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

  5. 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! 🙂

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

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

    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!

  10. 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. I’ll definitely remember it! Lol. It’s usually the trips that start like this that actually end up being the best! 😉

  11. 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 🙂 Thanks for sharing the experience with us.. Kind of inspires me to plan my next road trip for unexpected fun

  12. 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 🙂

  13. 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.

  14. 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!

  15. 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

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