If you don't any Apple products or aren't into that stuff, feel free to skip this post. Don't worry, I won't take offense, a couple years ago I would've skipped this post too.
Driving to Keystone takes ten hours . . . and thats a long time in the car, even in a vehicle like the Sprinter. Dad recieved an iPad a couple years ago as a gift and this trip, we got to use it for entertainment. Honestly, I usually make fun of the people that tote around their iPads, taking videos and pictures with it. Don't you know thats why they created point and shoot cameras? I mean, people, the quality is pretty bad and where on earth are you going to put your iPad when you are riding rides at Silver Dollar City, or swimming at the beach?!
Anway, we thankfully don't use the iPad for that. But we did use it for games and Mom found some really good ones. Since the iPad was the most coveted source of entertainment and incentive to have good attitudes, I thought I might as well share our family's favorite apps that we played on this trip. Also, all of these are free. My view on apps is, I spent enough money on the device itself, there is no way I am spending more money on an app when there is usually another one that is just as good and doesn't cost any money.
The boy's favorites: Deer Hunter Challenge. Since they can't hunt in the car and geese flying over us sends them into a tizzy, this app satisfied their need to shoot a gun, even if it was on a screen.
The girl's favorites: They like both versions of Temple Run, Race Penguin, and Rat on a Snowboard.
My favorites: Subway Surfer and Flow.
Then there is this game called Logos Quiz. Mom and I thought it would be good for the girls, but it turned out it was challenging and fun for me and my parents. It gives you a page of logos that you have to guess. There are some obvious ones like McDonalds and then there are some really hard ones. I definitely needed my parents help. You have to try it to understand. It is addicting.
While we still relied on our DVD players, (John Caleb loves Thomas the Tank Engine), the iPad was a very fun, very helpful addition to our trip.
Next post: The trip!