So, how many of you love a good road trip? Our family adores them! Sometimes on the weekends we’ll just get in the truck or Jeep and drive. Of course, it happens less and less as the gas prices soar. We still have to get away occasionally though, and so we do! We have a State and a National Forest close, and visit them often, as well as the beach, since it is only a couple of hours away. I keep a tote in my Jeep all the time that holds most of our ‘road trip’ items. That way it is always ready. So, what’s in my tote? Here’s the list…
I know this list is probably not everything you will need. It is the basics. These are the things that stay in my tote, in my Jeep all the time. The tote takes up very little room on one side of my rear area in the Jeep. They make me feel safe.
There are a lot of other things we take on a road trip too. Since we usually drive all day, we pack an ice chest with soda, juice and water. No, I do not buy bottled water. We have an empty, clean milk carton we keep full of water in our fridge. It goes with us. We also include a big block of cheddar cheese, and a roll of summer sausage in the ice chest. It’s great on the crackers (in the tote!), and makes a good lunch, along with the sardines and Vienna sausages. LOL. I always make sure the kids have a change of clothes too, just in case. You never know what could happen and where we will end up on a weekend road trip, so it’s best to be prepared!
If we are going to the beach we also pack the fishing poles, tackle boxes and an extra ice chest for bait, and later, the catch of the day! Beach trips also call for the little portable BBQ grill to be loaded up. I keep a small bag of charcoal in it so it’s always ready for the next trip. Oh, and hats, and sun block!
Wow. It seems like a lot for a road trip doesn’t it?! Well, you should always make a list and check it before you leave, to make sure you have everything.
What are some other things your family takes on a road trip??