You now we are no stranger to the road trip, but this time we made a few tweaks that have made the experience smoother.
- NO EATING IN THE CAR. We got this car in January, and no one has eaten in it, and it is not a filthy cesspool like our previous cars. So, I got fruit snacks, dum dums, and licorice for the drive, and all other food has to be eaten at stops. This has cut down on boredom eating, encouraged healthier choices for meals and snacks, and made less mess.
- PICNICS WHEN POSSIBLE. I hate fast food. I LOVE curry chicken salad wraps from Whole Foods. See where I'm going with this? We packed breakfast, lunch, and dinner in our cooler and ate on the road but not at fast food places. Not a money saver necessarily, but it could be depending on your menu.
- AUDIOBOOKS ALL DAY. We listened to The Martian as a family, and I got Wicked and Lord of the Flies for the boys.
- PODCASTS, TOO. Ben and I caught up on Pod Save America, and we listened to a couple of ESPN's 30 for 30 episodes as a family. Plus all the kids love The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian.
Cooper lurved his new neck pillow.