We have not been up north in 3 years. Since the challenge of having Twins happened...ha! We hem and hawed about it. Would it be fun or would it be a nightmare? We decided to give it a try. The kids did great. The 3 1/2 hour drive was great. The DVD player is a godsend!! We went on my parents speedboat, went to a beach, fished, went to a fair and park. Alex slept in a pack and play, I was most nervous about how he would sleep. I needn't worry...the first night he slept 12 hours straight. The next day was 11 hours and the following was straight thru but he did wake at 5:15. I will take it. It was a great time.