Mapping Your Move to Colorado Springs--A Tech-Free (Mostly) Road Trip

Road tripBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Ahh, the beauty of the open road. Ideas of road-tripping cross country, taking in the sights, finding a perfect local eatery--all the inspiring images of driving Route 66 vanish in a hurry when your reality is shepherding the kids along with a dog to your new home. Organizing a drive which keeps everyone on an even keel is probably not near the top of your to-do list right at this point yet take a little bit to pre-plan your travel strategy along with your path--it's unquestionably worth it.

If your moving company has packed and loaded all your things, and a multi-day trip is standing between you and your new home in Colorado Springs, the dread of the trip is genuine. And it may seem like the easiest thing to do is to load up on USB chargers to make certain everyone seems to be constantly busy, and you are able to have some solace and also NPR. That is the effortless way, but who said life was meant to be easy? Get some road maps, games, coloring pages, crayons, and load up your mobile phone with road songs--this is seen as a generation that's evolved on "Baby Shark" and has to learn "John Jacob Jingleheimerwhatever".

Arranging Your Path to Colorado Springs

Get authentic paper road maps for the kids and show them the best ways to read the icons and find the waterways, roads, state borders, and so on. Ask them to identify enjoyable things to do--"sight-seeing opportunities"--along the path and let everyone pick out at least one tourist trap on the way, or one per day you are on the road. If you're traveling with family pets, here is the chance to get them outside and going a little through the day.

Car Games

Young ones these days. They are so obsessed with Snapchat and YouTube they have neglected the joys of car activities. If you're unable to remember any, or you hated them as a youngster and did not take notice, try these. You simply need your creativeness for these old favorites. You and your spouse can begin all the activities till there is full buy-in.

· Name Game--list a name. The next individual must think up a name whose first letter is the last letter of your name--George--Ellen--Nathaniel. You can create your individual rules concerning nicknames and diminutives, dependant upon your youngsters' ages and all round inclination regarding hand to hand fighting. Proper names, locations, vehicles--anything goes here.

· Punch Buggy--enjoy this one as you can, given that VW is stopping manufacturing on the Beetle. If you notice one, you holler the color and also punch buggy--"orange punch buggy" and then--quickly say--"no punch backs". The champ then is able to GENTLY poke sisters and brothers in the arm--with no retaliatory punch backs.

· Grandma Went to London--there are many names for this game, nonetheless essentially, you commence with "Grandma left for London and she packed ......" The subsequent person states the same thing and adds a second thing, and so on. It's easier to go alphabetically to get beyond the third round.

· I Spy--easy enough, one tip. The thing you spy has to be in the vehicle.

· My Cows--or billboards, or bridges. Select the feature, and the person who spots it first gets the points. If you're proceeding through a rural region and see actual animals, make sure you count rapidly.

Sing Tunes

Cue family-friendly, entertaining to sing music on your gadget, and teach the kids the excitement of the previously mentioned John Jacob. Let them teach you tunes they've learned, as well--but one Baby Shark per journey. Or Mommy's visiting London with an empty suitcase.

Audiobooks

Long times in the vehicle are generally tiring, and none of us wants to be endlessly entertained. Tune in to audiobooks--pick books you happen to be all acquainted with, therefore if someone dozes off they don't miss something. Nothing beats Harry Potter for road trip listening.

Don't be the mean mother and father and block all of their technology but do attempt to minimize it by offering other things to do. Too much screen time can make us all a touch dialed out and touchy, and this is certainly not the time to encourage the grouchies. Quickly enough, the professional movers in Colorado Springs will be unloading the truck and you will be in the course of unpacking your new home. The youngsters can retreat in their new spaces and never be seen again. Take this time to force a bit of old-school entertainment on them--years from now, these will be fond recollections.

 

Request a free quote