Monday morning arrived. I did the final packing, made lunches for a picnic and loaded the van. The stress mounted in the last couple hours before Mom arrived at our house. Josiah had purchased a fidget spinner specifically for this trip and he couldn't find it anywhere and neither could I. I looked everywhere and Josiah was just heartbroken. He wanted to stay home. We drove out of the driveway without that silly spinner. Jeremy told me to check my purse which Josiah had already looked through. I did and, sure enough, in the outside pocket there was a fidget spinner. Phew. Crisis solved.
It was raining. I had a letterbox clue for the marina in Cambridge. We couldn't find the letterbox. We ate our picnic lunch in the car. Everyone had a great attitude. Thankfully, by the time we reached our next planned stop the rain stopped and the children could play on the playground. It wasn't without kid drama, but it was a good stop. Mom and I knew we could easily made it to our halfway-to-Ohio stop that night.