A few weekends ago, I drove two of my kids and two grandkids to a family wedding. It was at least two hours away and to avoid a night drive, we stayed overnight in a hotel.
It was so fun to experience the sheer joy the kids feel when they check into a hotel. Jump on the bed; put leftover drinks in the little frig; stick clothes in empty drawers — F-U-N.
I had forgotten what a kick it is for the kids. I had to thank my daughter for coming along, so I could experience that again.