You: And what will you be driving? Your Mazda 5? Your in-laws’ camper? Your parents’ motor home? A mini-van? An SUV?
Me: A prisoner transport.
You: Excuse me?
Me: Yes, you read that right. A prisoner transport.
Oh, you didn’t know that? Yes, it’s true. We’ll be strapping the kids into the luxury crew cab of a six-cell prisoner transport vehicle, destined for St. John’s. It’s like taking a giant time-out wagon with us. Stop bugging your sister. Stop that! Last chance. If you do that again, you’re getting a time-out!
J has a an order for a truck that’s to be delivered sometime in April and the client was planning on flying out their two guys to drive it back (easier for them and cheaper than shipping, I believe). So he jokingly asked them if he could deliver it personally. And they said sure. And he asked the boss. And the boss said sure. And so it’s happening!
We actually have it down in our 5-Year-Plan to do a massive road trip across Canada and/or the USA. Looks like our time has come for at least part of that dream! And so the planning begins. The only thing is, we don’t know the exact dates. I know, how can you plan a trip without dates? Since the truck is on an expedited build schedule, it’s hard to say when it will exactly be done. And the client hasn’t said when it exactly has to be delivered. Just April. That’s all we know. So I’m planning a 18-21 days trip with seriously flexible start and end dates.
Have any of you ever done a trip like this with a 4-year-old and 2-year-old? Any tips, comments, or ideas for us?
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