DH has a miata and is part of a club that does monthly drives. In April, they do a spring fling, where its 8-9 hours of driving on good "driving roads" on day 1(nices views, at times windy, and not frequented by cops). They stay overnight somewhere (usually within 3-4 hours of direct route driving distance--they just take forever to get there b/c the purpose of the drive is to... well, drive) and then come back using a slightly more direct route than the first day. Potty breaks are every 2-3 hours and are fairly hurried. There are usually 30-40 cars on the drive. And it's fun. For grown ups. The driving involved isn't going to be too aggressive, but it's also not going to be "cool cruiser dude" either (that's the club's description of relaxed driving). I mean the point is to get the miatas out and play in them.
This year, my moms group at church is doing a mom's retreat sans kids (nursing babes allowed) that same weekend. And DH wants to take DS (turned 3 yesterday) on the miata drive. I personally don't think it's a good idea. DH thinks it will be fun and said that he will turn around and come back if DS gets bored or unhappy. My big concern is that it just isn't a kid-friendly event. There isn't time to stop and play and stretch legs... and he would be stuck in his car seat for 8-9 hours. DH told me at the dinner table that he asked DS id DS wanted to go and that DS said he did. But DS has no way of knowing what a miata drive entails, so.... I still don't feel good about it. But I don't know if I feel badly enough about it to put my foot down and say DS isn't going on the miata drive. Plus, I don't know how constructive that would be.
I'm almost considering skipping my retreat and just telling DH to go on the drive and I'll stay home with the kid. But honestly, I would feel pretty resentful about that... I put the retreat on the calendar before DH even knew when the miata drive was going to be.