We travel quite long distances at times and I felt it worth mentioning that Elmer does not have a radio/CD - nor have we succumbed to portable DVD players for entertainment en route.
I stayed up (far too) late the night before our Lightning Ridge departure putting together a box of special toys/activities to hand out during the trip - and seeking alternatives to Vaughan's favourite "I spy" game.
I found some good ideas here. Although I printed off a bingo card and easy version of the travel scavenger hunt for Vaughan (6), it seemed Erin (18) was somewhat envious and borrowed his marker and work book during the trip!
I also included a few worksheets from here. Not surprisingly, Erin left those for Vaughan!