2016 Toyota Highlander: Atlanta Road Trip

This is the story of our 1st family road trip as a family of four…

Gluten-Free Vegan Road Trip to Atlanta, Georgia in a 2016 Toyota Highlander Limited

With our daughter being born in April, my wife has been on maternity leave for a couple of months now; home with both kids.

I know it’s been such a change of pace for her, as her important job at Vanderbilt University along with her nearly 2 hour round trip daily commute are in major contrast to the culture she’s been used to for so long.

2016 Toyota Highlander: Atlanta Road Trip

2016 Toyota Highlander: Atlanta Road Trip

Therefore, it was no surprise when my wife expressed to me she would like for our family to take on a family road trip from our home near Nashville, Tennessee to Destin, Florida. Granted, I was all for it- we took our son there for his 5th birthday last November, while we drove the Lexus GX 460.

However, after a few days, my wife and I realized that perhaps a 7 hour drive with a 2 month-old and a 5 and a half year-old might be a bit on the ambitious side.

2016 Toyota Highlander: Atlanta Road Trip

So we remembered back to 2 years ago when we visited Atlanta to see the Wizard Con, while driving the Toyota Prius.

We recalled how vegan/vegetarian-friendly that city was and how much there was to do there, and how we didn’t get a chance to see the Georgia Aquarium or the Delta Flight Museum like we had hope to.

2016 Toyota Highlander: Atlanta Road Trip

Not to mention, a 4 and a half hour drive is a lot less intimidated than a 7 hour one.

So, let this new blog page today serve as a sort of interactive table of contents for all the chapters of our family’s recent road trip to Atlanta.

In 2016 Toyota Highlander Limited: 3rd Row Seat and Child Car Seat Placement, I explain that much of our motivation to drive the 2016 Toyota Highlander was to see what it was like to drive with 2 kids and a 3rd row seat. I also made 2 videos to better demonstrate the layout and storage space.

2016 Toyota Highlander Limited: 3rd Row Seat Space & Child Car Seat Placement

Next in Gluten-Free Vegan Road Trip to Atlanta, Georgia (in a 2016 Toyota Highlander), I explain how we managed to dine out, as a family in which the dad is a gluten-free vegan, the mom is a gluten-free vegetarian, the boy is a vegetarian, and the girl is a baby who needs her bottle.

Gluten-Free Vegan Road Trip to Atlanta, Georgia in a 2016 Toyota Highlander Limited

After that, I talk about the first official stop in Atlanta, in Dear Jack: Our Trip to the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dear Jack: Our Trip to the Atlanta Aquarium

And the next day, I talk about our other major stop Dear Jack: Our Trip to the Delta Flight Museum in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dear Jack: Our Trip to the Delta Flight Museum in Atlanta, Georgia

I close my series by sharing how my kids got to meet their great-grandparents on this trip as well, as we stopped through both Fort Payne, Alabama and Flintstone, Georgia (near Chattanooga, Tennessee) in Dear Holly: Meeting Your Great-Grandparents (2016 Toyota Highlander Road Trip).

Dear Holly: Meeting Your Great-Grandparents (2016 Toyota Highlander Family Road Trip)

Here’s the coolest part about our trip: Our kids truly did well the entire time!

2016 Toyota Highlander: Atlanta Road Trip

Thanks to the Highlander’s DVD player and headphones, our son was able to watch The Lion King, Aladdin, and 3 of the 5 disc set of my Pink Panther cartoon collection.

Our 1st Family Road Trip as a Family of 4: Atlanta in the 2016 Toyota Highlander

Dear Holly: Meeting Your Great-Grandparents (2016 Toyota Highlander Family Road Trip)

Meanwhile, our infant daughter sleep while I drove.

That meant my wife and I actually got to talk and hang out! Imagine that.

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I now invite you to check out the 5 chapters of 2016 Toyota Highlander: Atlanta Road Trip (Our 1st Family Road Trip as a Family of 4):

2016 Toyota Highlander Limited: 3rd Row Seat and Child Car Seat Placement

Gluten-Free Vegan Road Trip to Atlanta, Georgia (in a 2016 Toyota Highlander)

Dear Jack: Our Trip to the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia

Dear Jack: Our Trip to the Delta Flight Museum in Atlanta, Georgia

Dear Holly: Meeting Your Great-Grandparents (2016 Toyota Highlander Road Trip)

Just simply click on each individual title to read the individual chapter. Thanks for visiting my blog today!

I am Nick Shell with Family Friendly Daddy Blog.

Our 1st Family Road Trip as a Family of 4: Atlanta in the 2016 Toyota Highlander

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