Friday we decided to go on a road trip since Silas was out of school, I was off work, and Daddy didn’t have class. Our original destination was Jackson State Forest. Since the travel time was 3hr 15 mins one way I was unsure of how Silas would do since it had been forever since we took a long trip. The last one we went on was when we moved from Louisiana to California back in 2011. We got up, did the things we had to do, and left the house at about 11:30. To our surprise, Silas did fantastic on the drive.
First, we stopped at Clear Lake to stretch and get some built up energy out.
Silas really liked being able to walk down by the water and sit on the large rocks.Plus he just looked super cute doing it!
Then we got back on the road. Ironically, the GPS took us to an unexpected destination….California State Penitentiary.
We were technicially at the Jackson State Forest…
but not where we intended to end up! We took advantage of the location we stopped at and snapped a few pictures of us by the redwoods. Then, back in the truck we went down super curvy, sloped roads leaving the mountain range. We decided since we were already so close we would head to Fort Bragg, CA. Little did we know, we were only about 30 minutes away. Once we got to Fort Bragg, we saw a sign that said Coastal Ocean View and we took it. We ended up finding a beautiful, peaceful sight.
Silas absolutely loved the ocean and was extremely quiet as he was taking it all in. He told us he did not want to go bye bye which was super cute!
We had an amazing time and was so impressed with how well Silas did with the trip. He enjoyed sitting in the truck just looking out the window at everything. We brought his iPad and he barely played with it at all the entire trip.
Don’t be afraid to take your kiddo(s) on long trips…they may just surprise you!!