It was pretty much the same amount of time to get there, but we always loved that we got to drive over a bridge (or two).
A few years ago, construction started on a bridge to connect Barrhaven and Riverside South. We had driven past a few times on our way to visit friends, and the boys always asked about it. I told them when it was open, I would take them for a drive over it.
It happened to open the weekend prior to the anniversary of my fathers death , and we always go to the graveyard on that day. The morning of, we picked up my mom and made the drive over the bridge.
The kids were pretty excited, and it was nice to see the bridge finally completed!
When we arrived at the graveyard, they headed straight to the water pump (they love that they can pump the water up from the river) and then headed over to water the plants at the grave.
Do you ever take drives places to show your kids?