We went to the coast last weekend, after driving up to Sydney during the week for a funeral (and to visit a friend of mine and her baby). We were away for a eight days total. I won't say it was a total nightmare, although the fact that it was 38 degrees on at least one of the coast days (and unbearably hot and humid the whole time) and that Liam, Mikaela and I all got mildly sick during the course of the week and Mikaela was teething (she finally got her first tooth last Sunday) didn't help. Actually the first half of the week - a lot of which was spent in the car - went surprisingly well.
However, it wasn't a holiday I'll be wanting to repeat in the near future. I composed this little sort-of haiku one day when I was trying to get Kaely to sleep in a hot airless room: