Besides the car ride to and from, we had a wonderful little trip out to St. Louis. The weather was fantastic, the food delicious, and the attractions weren't crowded or expensive. In fact, most of them were free!
On the way there we took a break in Indianapolis and went to the Art Museum (an awesome freebie!).
Some people wouldn't dream of bringing their crew to an art museum. Our kids adore art museums and handle the expectation of being quiet really well. Many times we bring drawing pads with us so that they can draw what they see.
It was a great Mother's Day, even with the crying baby in the car for ten hours.