Well, if this publishes as it is scheduled, we will be on the road when it posts. I have to say, the portable DVD player is about the best road trip invention for kids ever made. We only take ours out for road trips, so the kids know it is a special treat for them when we are traveling. We have a 2 screen unit that hooks to the back of the seats and a separate hand-held version that MJ uses since she can change out her DVD's on her own. The kids generally watch cartoons and nap while we travel, and we don't really get any "are we there yet" questions until much later in the trip.
So, over the state line and up the highway, to Grandmama's house we go! :-)