Road Trip Essentials

road trip essentials
Yesterday we started our trek to Minnesota and will be arriving sometime tonight. I am really looking forward not only for the time we will spend with family, on the lake, and attending a wedding once we get to our destination, but I’m also really excited for the travel time. I have always loved a good road trip! Here are a few of my essentials to make the drive more enjoyable!
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1. Comfy Clothes: Being comfortable doesn’t mean sacrificing style- these joggers from Anthropologie are cute but feel like pajamas, which is definitely important for sitting in the car all day.
2. Drinks: We bring a variety of drinks because when you’re bored in the car, I always get thirsty which means we have to stop and look for somewhere to get a drink- total time waster. Although I’m not saying you shouldn’t stop and find those local coffee shops- that’s all part of the adventure! But this trip we have a bit of a deadline so there won’t be as much stopping. Some of our favorite drinks are Starbucks Doubleshots, Rev3 Energya natural energy drink that is super refreshing- purchasable through the link here, and lots of sparkling waters!
3. Sunglasses: no explanation needed, am I right?
4. Camera: I always take my camera on a road trip- you never know what you may see! And documenting any trip is important. I absolutely love my Canon Eos 60d– it’s an amazing camera!
5. Sunscreen: I’m sure you all know this, but the rays that come through the sunroof and windows are perfect to fry your little legs and arms! Make sure to protect your skin- this little travel sunscreen from Anthro is so cute.
6. Audiobooks: We get hours of entertainment out of audiobooks on the road. Make sure to get the unabridged versions for the full amount of listening time. I think The Girl on the Train: A Novel would be a great road trip read! Also, if you sign up for Audible, you can get it plus another book for free! Sweet, right?

7. Cooler: our Yeti Hopper bag is perfect for storing drinks and snacks. When we pack a cooler, I have noticed we eat healthier snacks because I can pack carrot sticks, hummus, and yogurts.
8. Pillow and Blanket: I always get sleepy after a few hours in the car! This cool travel set by Lug includes fleece blanket, matching pillow cover, and inflatable pillow.

What are your essentials for a road trip?


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Weekly Review: More Camping Photos, Roses and Dogs

This week I have enjoyed:

+ my roses blooming!  

+ a Mother’s Day Brunch at Juniper with the in-laws    

+ lazy camping mornings; how is it that I sleep sounder and longer on a foam pad while camping than I ever do at home?   

+ talking camping tips and tricks over at Trois Chic; I hardly feel qualified but I have learned a few tips in our adventures! 

+ babysitting Max’s girlfriend Abby- they play so good together!  Although I think he was uneasy in this picture since he had to share his spot on the couch!    

+ hobo dinners while camping- I tried a new one that I saw in Sunset magazine, an Italian Hobo Dinner 

Have a good weekend! 



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Duck Valley Fishing Trip

This weekend we took a quick trip to the Duck Valley Reservation to do some trout fishing.  It’s always an adventure there, as you never know what type of weather you will get!  It’s a safe bet to assume you will get at least one torrential downpour at some point in time during the trip, even if it is for just a short moment.  And the WIND!  Oh my goodness.  But the fishing is real good, and that is why we go!  When the wind was too much for me to handle, I curled up in the back of the Jeep on our bed with a book- it was so relaxing.  Take me back, please!

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Where is your favorite spot for an adventure?



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