We wanted the boyfriends as well, Travis was able to make it but Shayn is in a wedding this weekend so we are missing him.
We traveled six hours to get here and that in itself would have been impossible for me in the past. I do have some great car adaptions I will share with you. First and foremost I have a heated seat, which I have learned to use intermittently. Having it on all the time can make the pain worse I found. I also have a small foam knee pillow that I use for lumber support from time to time. Finally in the seat itself, I have a wobble air pillow to sit on. It takes pressure of the tail bone area and causes muscles to move slightly as you sit. Again, I use this for awhile then take it away for awhile. Finally I drive at least fifty percent of the time. Being a passenger is harder than driving surprisingly. My physiotherapist told me years ago and I have tested his theory and he is right. The biggest advantage to helping with driving is to use cruise control so that your leg is not in one position for a long period of time, which can cause back pain.
Having breaks is key, keeping them short is best because it doesn't prolong the trip too much. That's how I do it, and it works out pretty well for me. I do have pain and discomfort but travelling is worth it. Having my family together to explore Old Montreal once again, along with the Jazz Festival will be so much fun.