Mapping Your Move to Oklahoma City--A Tech-Free (Mostly) Road Trip

Road tripBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Ahh, the lure of the open road. Thoughts of road-tripping across the nation, sightseeing, finding a great neighborhood restaurant--all the delightful visuals of traveling Route 66 disappear in a hurry when your truth is shepherding the children along with a canine friend to your new residence. Organizing a drive that helps to keep everyone on an even keel might not be at the top of your to-do list right at this point however take a few minutes to pre-plan your travel strategy together with your course--it is unquestionably worthwhile.

If your moving company has packed and loaded all your things, and a multi-day trip is standing between you and your new residence in Oklahoma City, the dread for the trip is legitimate. And it seems like the simplest course of action is to load up on USB chargers to ensure everyone is continually occupied, and you're free to have some tranquility and also NPR. That is the easy approach, but who said life was meant to be easy? Get some road maps, games, coloring pages, crayons, and load up your phone with road songs--this is mostly a generation that's matured on "Baby Shark" and has to be taught "John Jacob Jingleheimerwhatever".

Organizing Your Path to Oklahoma City

Get genuine paper atlases for your children and show them the way to read the icons and pick out the waterways, roadways, state borders, and so forth. Have them identify entertaining stuff to do--"points of interest"--along the way and let everybody choose one particular tourist trap on the way, or one every day you're on your way. If you're going with household pets, here is the chance to get them out and exercising a bit through the day.

Car Games

Youngsters nowadays. They're just so obsessed with Snapchat and YouTube they've overlooked the thrill of car activities. If you cannot recall any, or you detested them as a kid and failed to take notice, consider these. You just need your creativeness for these old favorites. You and your spouse get to begin each of the games until there is complete buy-in.

· Name Game--say a name. The following person needs to think up a name whose first letter is the final letter of your name--George--Ellen--Nathaniel. You may make your very own specifications regarding nicknames and diminutives, subject to your youngsters' ages in addition to overall inclination regarding hand to hand combat. Proper names, locations, cars--anything goes here.

· Punch Buggy--play this one when you can, given that Volkswagen is halting manufacturing on the Beetle. If you notice one, you holler the color in addition to punch buggy--"white punch buggy" and then--real fast--"no punch backs". The champ then gets to LIGHTLY poke sisters and brothers on the arm--with zero retaliatory punch backs.

· Grandma Went to London--there are lots of names for this game, but fundamentally, you commence with "Grandma left for London and she packed ......" The subsequent person affirms the same thing and adds a second thing, and so forth. It is simpler to proceed alphabetically to get past the third round.

· I Spy--simple enough, just one guideline. The thing you spy will have to be inside the car.

· My Cows--or signs, or bridges. Select the thing, and the person who sees it first receives the points. Should you be heading through a rural part and see genuine livestock, be sure you count rapidly.

Sing Melodies

Cue family-friendly, entertaining to sing tunes on your device, and show the kids the fun of the previously mentioned John Jacob. Let them teach you songs they have learned, also--but one Baby Shark per trip. Or Mommy's going to London with an empty suitcase.


Prolonged days in the vehicle tend to be exhausting, and no one really wants to be continuously entertained. Listen to audiobooks--pick books you are all familiar with, thus if somebody dozes off they do not miss anything. Nothing compares to Harry Potter for road trip listening.

Avoid being the mean mom and dad and hinder all of their technology however do try to minimize it by offering other activities to do. A lot of screen time may make us all a little dialed out and touchy, and this is never the time to encourage the grouchies. Quickly enough, the professional movers in Oklahoma City are going to be unloading the truck and you will be in the middle of unpacking your new residence. The kids can escape to their new bedrooms and not be seen again. Use this time to push a bit of old-school activities on them--years from now, these will likely be fond remembrances.


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