I kept this fun travel journal on our trip here... almost five years ago. It is so great to look back on little details from our trip. If you can believe it I only took a handful of pictures. Along with general notes, I kept track of time zones, odometer readings at the end of each day, animals spotted, state licence plates, the price of gas and tolls... and my favorite part was writing down some of the crazy signs we saw along the way.
The kids were 2 1/2 and almost 5 years-old when we came this way... little man was still napping! It was a nine day trip. And was unexpectedly wonderful.
For our trip to New Mexico I want to keep an even more detailed log of our journey. Of course I am going to be taking a lot of pictures this time around, but I also want to keep little tidbits from the hotels and restaurants, maps, brochures, and other little scraps collected along the way.
In search of journal ideas I came across this idea for a small three-ring binder add as you travel road trip journal. Then Sylvia over at Artsy Ants showed me her version.. which I love because I have all kinds of little rings to make my own.
So... I am making up a little journal with a travel scrapbooking kit to go with it. Little scissors, hole punch, tape, glue stick... anything I might need to add goodies to my journal. Which really becomes our journal as everyone plans to add their own little bits to this working traveling scrapbook.
I expect this trip will be just as great and a bit more interesting for the kids. They are making plans of their own... I have permission to share a few next week.
If you have any ideas for journals, scrapbooking (not a strong area for me) or just travel with kiddos in general I would love to hear them!