Last weekend, we attempted our first long-ish car trip with Ethan and it was a huge success!! The key for us was to stop during Ethan’s usual “awake and happy time” for eating and playing and drive during the rest. Knowing this, we managed to get by with 3 30min stops for our 7 hour trip. Breakfast was at a mom/pop bakery in Osseo, Wisconsin (caramel roll for $2, so good). Lunch was at this amazing cupcake specialty cafe in a tiny town (no idea where in Wisconsin that was).
But our favorite place we stopped was the Public Library in Wisconsin Dells. It was perfect. At 10am in the morning, we didn’t want to stop at a fast-food place or gas station. So we mapped the closest library and had a TON of fun eating our picnic snack and playing with Ethan! Lots toys and books….it was just what we needed.