I am doing a whole lot of laundry– blankets and clothes. We only did laundry once when we were gone. It was such a great trip, and it is nice to come home to a washer and dryer that work well and are heavy duty. It is a must for a large family. We are cleaning out the van today also. We have a 15 seat Chevy Express and it is awesome. I didn’t want white, but it was the only used one available when we needed to buy it. It has worked really well for us, no problems on our long trips and everyone is plenty comfy and everyone fits. It beeps when we back up which is a little embarrassing, but better than running over someone, and it can be difficult to find parking, but we did fine on this trip. Parking wasn’t too much of an issue, plenty of outside parking and we found places where it would be easy to back up when we were done. We took out the last bench which seats 4 and put all our camping equipment and food back there. That leaves us with 3 benches which sit 3 kids each, so we had 3 carseats on the first row, then 3 and 2 kids on the next 2 rows. Big machines and the right tools are definitely good things!!