My sister was headed up my way for her yearly road trip so we decided to meet in New Jersey for a few days at the beach. I loaded up my four little people and we made a pretty easy 6 hour drive to the beach. (iPads go a long way to making an easy trip for the oldest three. Ben’s a few years from that but thankfully he’s just a happy baby.) We arrived at almost the same time and quickly unloaded a ton of bags. Then everyone wanted to go to the beach. It was chilly but we should still have known better than to leave them in their clothes. The kids played in the water and the sand until they turned blue. Then we ran home for hot showers and pizza. It was a pretty awesome first night at the beach.