This post is the first installment of a three-part series Road Trip with Kids, and we’re visiting the deep South.
First stop is New Orleans.
We’ve been to New Orleans twice before. First time we flew in when little man was smaller. This time around we actually drove to Louisiana. Mom came from Puerto Rico, and we hit the road.
Three Kings Day is one of the most important celebrations in Puerto Rico.
The last time we were in Puerto Rico during the holidays was when little one was 6 months old. I took him to Puerto Rico to meet la familia and it was during the month of December.
Planning a 12+ hour road trip to and another 12+ hour road trip from means you need to keep your kids busy in the car! With so many hours in the car I wanted to sneak in some Spanish learning, too! Yeah, I know I’m sneaky like that! Ha! Any who, I didn’t want my child to be fixated on a screen for so many hours.
So I started searching the web for bilingual road trip games and activities. Guess what? My search was unsuccessful! Nada!!! Thankfully I have some really awesome blogging friends that shared with me some cool printables in Español. Some were not “travel” related but could be very well used during a road trip. Below are the links for the Spanish resources. Then I’ll share my top three picks that we used for our road trip.
One of the highlights of our past trip to Puerto Rico was actually taking the time to enjoy our surroundings. Normally, when we are on vacation we’re on such a time constraint, and rushing through everything.
In one of our outings, and while looking for a playground for little one in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico
we came across these beautiful murals.
Barceloneta is located in the north region, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, north of Florida, east of Arecibo, and west of Manatí.
The murals are located on Carretera 681 in Barceloneta, right across the Teatro Ernesto Ramos Antonini.
Libros Libres started in June of 2015. Their main goal was to revive communities that were abandoned, so neighbors can walk freely, trusting the streets that were once abandoned to be able to exchange conversations, and share one thing in common a love for literacy and books.
The weather was cool, and the sun was shining. A beautiful day indeed to visit our very first Native American Cherokee Trail River Festival. Upon our arrival we can see the tents set-up with Native American crafts, walking sticks, dreamcatchers, and more. An arena was set in a center circle surrounded by hay bales, and we heard a Native American storyteller accompanied by the beautiful music of the flute
We were excited to have the opportunity to learn about the Native American culture and heritage.