Seaside was a fun trip, but the drive both ways was not fun. I have never been a fan of traveling alone (without another adult). The kids did ok, they had their movies to watch, and I should give them more credit for sitting in the van for 6 hours with only two quick potty stops. I get stressed out easily when traveling by myself, and it even took me a few hours after getting home to finally settle down. My wonderful sister in law Tiffani shampooed my carpets while we were gone, so I came home to clean carpets, and couches needing to be moved. We couldn't find the TV remote, and I thought that Tiffani was playing a trick on me and hid it. Well, she did, but it wasn't on purpose. It got buried under some toys when the couches got moved. Imagine the meltdown if I couldn't find the remote, oh the agony! So, I'm glad to be home, I like being a homebody. I don't like getting back to school and homework, but that's life right now, and I'll start planning another vacation (where I don't have to drive!).