With NO CHILDREN.
I left all three of them at home. For two nights.
It was pure bliss. I packed one bag, with only my things, drove 10 entire hours scream-free, ate adult food with no thought to chicken strips/nuggets/bites, and shopped (although mainly for them). For being the first time I've ever been away from them for more than a few hours, it went really well. Carl's parents were able to come help him out for the weekend, the kids did great, and I was so happy to come home to them after my little break. It was wonderful! We were even able to have some really great lobster for dinner on Saturday night with my grandma and aunt, which was so much fun!
It was a little exhausting to drive so much in three days, but it was worth it. We did nothing but drive, shop, eat and drink yummy Dutch Brothers coffee, and I loved it.