The typical drive to the cottage is about 4 hours. This day, with kids in tow, we made it in 8.
We stopped in at the home farm to see grandma and grandpa, have lunch, and break up the trip a bit.
There was a stop at a park in Mount Forest to let Rei run off some energy and give Kai some nourishment. A few blocks later, we stopped at a Tim Horton's so their parents could get some nourishment and bathroom breaks.
We pulled over at Shelburne to try and calm a crying/wailing baby.
A park in Stayner hosted a diaper change.
McDonald's in Midland for supper.
A long day of travelling; however, we did well to resist resorting to Raffi until the last hour.