My children and I (boy 5, girl 4) will be traveling by car to South Padre Island, Tx in early June. We live about 8 hours away from the island. I'm a little bit nervous about traveling as a single parent with two small children thanks to some of my family members. I wasn't nervous at first but now I am. Anyway, I'm not letting that stop me because if it did, then we'd never go anywhere. This is the only way that I can afford it, being newly divorced, with one income. I have read some great ideas on games, packing, and keeping the kids occupied on the way there on various websites, including this one. If anyone has any advice please post. Thanks a lot, and thanks to all who have posted such great ideas/advice on this site to help people like me.