I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. I spent mine thinking more about "the trip." I did a bit more sewing and figuring out how to cover Lizzie's windows.
It's amazing what you can find when you go exploring in a car. There are all kinds of covers and hidey holes that can function for your special purposes if you are willing to uncover what you find. For example, I have always noticed oval cut out shapes on the side posts right above the front seat belt attachments. Knowing that I wanted a curtain across that space, I took my screwdriver and pried off the cover. Lo and behold, there was a space there that would just fit the end of a tension curtain rod. Problem #1 -- curtaining off the front seats -- solved. That seemed almost too easy!
The rear window was a challenge. There were more of those oval covers that could accommodate a tension curtain rod, and that would work for holding the bottom end of the curtain against the window, but I didn't know how to attach it to the top.
On a trip to the Container Store I found what I hope is the solution -- Command cable clips. The large ones can hold a dowel, and they won't damage the interior of the car.
I've been making lists of what I think I need to have for a long trip like this (yes, my passport is on the list!) and I think I'm going to need a "shakedown" trip to test all this stuff out. Maybe in January I can find someplace warm to go for a long weekend.... Till then, Happy Holidays!