So, the first part of our trip was entirely successful. After having something to eat we were all set to go to Lake George. Our daughter eagerly echoed the idea of "let's go to Lake George." But, unfortunately, she didn't realize we'd be going by car, or at least that it was more than 5 minutes in the car!
Too soon into the trip, she demanded we stop the car. There was not another "Are we There Yet?" just "It's time to stop the car." Perhaps she needed to go to the bathroom? We found a McDonalds and stopped. We took her to the bathroom. We bought her food. We tried to get back in the car. No way! "No more car!" The screams made it look like we were abducting her!
We tried ice cream. But she wouldn't get in the car to eat it. We sat outside at the tables. We wanted to go home, but we were half way between home and Lake George!
Finally, after I don't remember how many snacks, games, tedious walking around the small play area outside, and goodness knows what threats and attempts at bribery, after at least two hours stuck at that McDonalds we were able to get back in the car and continue our trip.