We didn't take many toys on holidays with us and the many activities I planned for Junior to do in the car were mainly used once we got to our destination because he tended to get travel sick if he looked down at books or toys in the car. Luckily we had a ready supply of kids music and talking books for him to listen to although I really don't want to hear any "Winnie the Pooh", "Tales of Beatrice Potter" or "Dr Seuss" stories for quite some time.
Some of the most usuful play things Junior and his cousins found were some cardboard boxes - which became racing cars, rocket and pirate ships.
Our Eskies (cool boxes) were used when not enough boxes could be found.
The Eskies also came in useful each evening when the boys had their evening bath on the deck.
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