Let our terrible, traumatic experience be a word of warning to you, my dearly beloved.
When travelling, even if you happen to be falling asleep at the wheel, and even if there is not a Starbucks for miles around, do not by any means be fooled into stopping at an aesthetically pleasing little place called Coffee Culture Cafe' for a cup of black coffee - even if the said coffee claims to be organic fair trade.
Consider yourself warned. We lived and learned. The really hard way.
As far as the rest of the trip, it pretty much looked like 12 hours of this.
My children are troopers.
Now if only we could figure out how to get everyone to sleep in one room.