We survived! S was actually really good both ways. Even though it was just the 3 of us, the car was packed full of "stuff" to keep S entertained. It was a good experience to figure out what works and what doesn't. Books, coloring, new toys, movies, iPad, stickers - you name it, we tried it.
It was a quick weekend, but we had a great time. It was great to see what is around my parents' place so that we can plan our next trip better. During our short trip, we went to Valley of the Gods, Gooseneck, and Monument Valley National Park. Locals get into the park for free and get a discount at the restaurant (woo-hoo!)
Mike did most of the driving (all except 1hr) and I sat in the back with S for the majority of the trip. I think total we only had 15 minutes of crying. Not too shabby.