Total time today was 12 hours as we left Ha'il at 7:30 am and arrived back in Khobar at 7:30 pm.
Our only hiccup of the trip was around 11:30 when my tire started going flat. We pulled over and and noticed that the tire had a nail in it. We tried to change the tire, but the directions on how to get the spare tire off wasn't clear.
We found a service station about 7 km from the exit in a small little town where the guys changed it in about 5 minutes. 10 riyal and an hour and a half later and we were back on the road. One other small hiccup when we thought we had forgot our bags (AGAIN), but we discovered that another family had picked it up and put it in their car when we were messing with the bags.
A stop in Riyadh at McDonald's to let the kids play and the next stop was Al Khobar.
We had a quick toast to celebrate our long and successful journey and that was a wrap.
Overall, it was a great experience for us. It was nice to see Saudi Arabia in its entirety and see different parts of the country. We highly recommend the trip for any expats living in Saudi. It isn't something that everyone can do.