The Francis family stopped at a rest stop near Forsyth because they already needed a break from Holiday travel.
"7 of us in the mini van and we're averaging about 15 miles an hour. And we've stopped twice for throwing up and missed a couple of exits but everybody's got a sense of humor," said Kelly Francis.
Francis realized quickly that traveling with a big group may not be the quickest option. She laughs off the struggles of a long trip from Atlanta to Florida for the holidays. The Francis family will join an estimated 92 million drivers this weekend.
With potential traffic lulls, the kids are prepared for the worst. The kids have movies and ipods providing entertainment.
Even though traditional travel games and sing-a-longs get booted for technology, the rules of the road remain the same.
"Wear their seat belts. Slow down, give yourself enough time to get from one place to another. Give yourself enough room between one vehicle and another vehicle. In case traffic does stop for different reasons if there's just thick traffic, an accident occurs, give yourself that stopping distance," said GSP Trooper, Brandon Brown.
The Francis crew finished up a quick food break at the Forsyth rest stop and now they're heading down I-75 to Fort Myers, Florida hopefully in time for Santa Claus.
"The traffics moving now everybody stopped at Locust Grove to shop once we passed Locust Grove we've been averaging a lot faster so we're very optimistic that we will make it before Santa does," said Kelly Francis.