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Wyoming and rest stops

Road tripping with a 1:2 adults-to-kids ratio isn't always fun.  There are moments when you wonder if you're really going to make it to your destination.  You're lucky when you can find a decent hotel with two double beds, but realize that means you'll still - most likely - end up with at least one child sleeping horizontally across your body with a foot in your face and an elbow in your stomach...after you spent two hours trying to get both kids to sleep in the bed opposite you.  A potty stop automatically adds at least 30 minutes to your travel time when you count in the extra time herding children through the convenience store, past all of the "goodies" they just have to have, and into a tiny space where you may or may not have toilet paper.  Then, reversing the process and hearing the same arguments all the way back to the car.  This isn't even counting the debates held with children who think they are old enough to go into the opposite sex bathroom by themselves...

So, I was thanking my lucky stars when we drove into Wyoming and stopped at their wonderful rest stops.  Not only were the services clean and stocked, but they also had a play ground...yes, a play ground, for kids to run, jump, slide and use up a small percentage of energy they'd been accumulating after sitting in the car for multiple hours. 

Thank you, Wyoming, for investing in quality rest stops and keeping families sane through their road trips!  This is one family who will choose to drive through your state again.

Having fun at a Wyoming rest stop


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