It just so happened that my sister and Isaac's sister were both in town. That is three sisters total. Since we don't live near any of our family, any chance to catch up on each others' lives and get Judah used to them is a massive gift.
Judah even got to meet his adorable little cousin Isaiah.
It really was pure coincidence that we happened to be in town the same time as my sister's bridal shower. We got to visit her church, spend time around town (during which Judah was a fussy monster), hang out with her fiance, and then Joy and I had girl time at the bridal shower. Again, such a gift.
So, while I do not recommend 16 hour road trips, I do recommend that if you have to do them, you get in a little family time and bring along a sibling to entertain the kiddo.
Actually we had a good laugh when late one night as we searched for a decent hotel Isaac searched his ipod and put on old school DC Talk. Isaac and I could sing along to every word and my sister watched in wonder and said, "you know you have older siblings when they can sing along to all of DC Talk". And I thought... wow.... she doesn't know every word of DC Talk? It was just ever-present in our generation so that I absorbed it even though I didn't own it. I just think of my sisters as having been in my generation but as it turns out.....
I am old.