The fourth of July holiday week has come and gone and that marks the successful completion of our first road trip with Spencer. We went to Maine to visit family and 600 miles is a long ways for a child’s first trip, but I must say it was not nearly as bad as I thought it would be. It is normally a 10 hour ride with a couple of stops thrown in. With the kid it only took 12 hours. He did get a bit fussy on the way up towards the end, but we only had to make 3 more stops than we usually do. They were a little longer so that we could feed and change him, but he seemed to enjoy looking around during each stop. Once we got to Maine everybody was super excited to meet him and with all the attention he was getting he handled it pretty well.
On the way back we stopped to give him dinner at a truck stop. Would not have thought it would go so well, but again he surprised us and handled it like a champ.
The other part of the adventure was trailering the motorcycles. I got a three rail trailer from USA Trailer Store and I must say it handled really well. I still need some practice at driving (mainly backing up, got two dimples in my truck bumper now) with a trailer and tying down the bikes, but really can’t complain about the trailer.
Oh and the best part is, it stands up in the garage out of the way!
I did manage to bend the two outside rails so I need to pull them off and straighten them. All in all I think it was a success and looking forward to next year when Spencer will be a little more aware and inquisitive.