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How to Make 74 Hours in a Car Fly By

There are lots of ideas around for how to pass time in the car on road trips. And believe me, we have tried them all.

We have played all of the different games like the alphabet game, license plate game, a question book, the "I am Going on Vacation and I am Taking..." memory game...I promise, we have done everything.

Then last year we discovered the joy of Audio Books. Never have 12 hours gone so fast then listening to a captivating story.

This year we listened to 2.5 books of the Inheritance series by Christopher Paolini. The first book, Eragon, is one that is fairly popular with my students and I like to be up on what they are reading. So, I read the first book this summer and thought to myself that this would be a great book to listen too. I told Wilbert about the basic plot line, and he thought it sounded good too. And the best part was I could get all of the audiobooks through interlibrary loan at our library.

There are two other books in the series so far, and they are long books. So, since we haven't finished the last one, I am going to get it out of the libaray again in August when we take another car trip for the summer.

These books are set in a fantasy world full of magic and dragons and evil kings. It reminds us a bit of The Lord of the Rings whom the author does credit with some of the inspiration. They are extremely captiving books and we highly recommend them all, especailly for long car trips.


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