Yesterday after naps we decided to take a drive to Target. We needed some type of shelving system in the bathroom/laundry room and I could NOT find anything at Walmart that was going to work. We thought it was about 45 mins away, but we were soooo wrong! It was an hour drive on hilly, curvy county roads. Kinsley spent over half the drive crying, "My timmy hurts, my timmy hurts." (aka know as her tummy). She is the child we give Benadryl/Dramine to during long road trips, as she has been known to vomit all over the place. Thankfully, we arrived without any vomit filled children and found a solution to our lack of a linen closet. We had some dinner and decided to head back, as we had to drive another hour back in the dark - which was terrifying for me. Hills and curvy roads with woods surrounding us kept me on the edge of my seat searching for deer and frogs crossing the road (yes, there were and are signs about frogs crossing the road). Sorry, but if I see a frog in the road, I'm probably not going to stop - call me cruel.
Today I spent some time searching some other key locations that I tend to visit, especially around birthdays and other holidays, and they are even further away - some even 2 whole hours. Oh.my.gosh!
The town we are living in is busier than where we lived in GA and has plenty of places close by, but these other stores and children's activities are much, much further away. There are two other towns we need to explore that are supposed to be between 20 and 40 mins away and hopefully there are some other things to do on the base, because I'm not all about traveling an hour plus away that frequently. Looks like I will have to do holiday shopping mostly online for the next couple of years.
How far away are your favorite stores/activity places? How far are you willing to travel for shopping or fun?