I am going to be visiting family (parents, brother, sis-in-law, and nieces aged 2 and almost 13) in another state for 9 days next month. I haven't been on a vacation in 6 yrs, and though I really want to go, and it is being paid for, I am really scared about how it is going to affect me. I get worn out and in pain very quickly, and it seems that every time I overdue it I recover to a lower level of functioning than I was at before. Any tips for traveling would be appreciated. Also, any tips for explaining to young relatives why Aunt Tammie is not up for doing much would also be good. The trip will involve about an hour drive to the airport, waiting for the plane, a 2 1/2 hour flight, and an hour drive on the other end.