What could be more pleasant than a quick (2.5 day) trip to the beach with my brother and his family before he moves on to his next posting (army)? Just throw a few things in the car, drive five hours to North Carolina and watch the children play on the beach, right?
Traveling with four small children is never that simple. When you add in the fact that one (possibly two) of them have serious issues with change and things that are unpredictable (ocean waves?) you can figure that a lot of time is going to be spent soothing and helping