Summer has officially arrived – and boy did it come in like a blaze of glory with the intense heat and humidity over the past few days.  Needless to say, I’m happy that sometime early this morning we’ll be hitting the road and heading for cooler weather – not cold, but cooler and definitely not stifling. 

Today is the first day of our vacation as we travel across the country in 2 cars with 2 kids, 2 dogs and 2 crazy adults.  It’s finally here.  Today. 

Sure, I may not be looking forward to being behind the wheel for 11-13 hours today as we head West, but it is going to be nice to be unplugged for a bit, and let the kids see some of the country.  I mapped out some fun and unique touristy places for our ‘to’ and ‘from’ routes, which will break up the monotony of the long drive.

The other day I did some last minute road trip snack shopping – things like baked chips, white cheddar Cheetos (you know, because the orange ones are way messier), beef jerky, Slim Jims (the hubby and Princess Nagger’s favorites) and even healthier snacks like nuts, cheese sticks, apple slices, baby carrots, snap peas and celery sticks. 

I spent time slicing and portioning everything into Ziploc bags so they’ll be easy grab’n’go from coolers we’ll have in each car.

Which brings me to this week’s question:

What kinds of snacks do you bring on road trips?

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  1. Another WOW!! What an adventure you are on. And brave too lol. Now that our boys are grown and both live out of state, I don’t have to think about that anymore. Ironically, we will be on the road next weekend to visit one of them. The only thing that I plan on for our trip is a large D&D iced coffee and my book. The husband drives and I read for the 6 hour drive.
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  2. Apples, pretzels, M&Ms! And we always pack sandwiches, or the stuff to make sandwiches, in the cooler. I always choose bologna & cheese for myself. It’s a favorite from childhood and the only time I eat it anymore. Safe travels!!
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  3. Well, you know our wonky diet, so when we go on long road trips we pack things like cheese cubes, deviled eggs, nuts, beef jerky and fruit. No chips or crackers, of course, but other than that, not too terribly different from what you’re taking.
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  4. That sounds great! Have a wonderful time!

    We are about to embark on a similar road trip – 22 hours one way to Wisconsin, then back a week later.

    I always pack veggies, fruit, and usually sandwiches, but we also indulge in quite a lot of chips, crackers, and trail mix. Before we went vegetarian, we used to always bring along beef jerky, too. I know MacGyver misses that.
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  5. Wishing you and your family a wonderful and exciting trip!! It sounds like you’re well prepared for a fun drive with all those snacks :)I know whatcha mean about the peace and winding down. Road trips can be so peaceful like that! Enjoy!
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  6. YAY! Stacy is on a road trip that has internet (I’ve been hanging around here a lllooooooooonnngggg time ).

    We use to bring popcorn either in a bag or microwavable for the hotel room. Actually, I still bring the microwavable stuff.

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  7. Wow! Have fun and stay safe! Are you going to be blogging the whole experience? I can’t wait to hear about it! One day I too will challenge my family with a road trip! So I need to take notes haha 🙂

    I did not know white cheetos were a thing!

    I basically pack the same thing. I actually just did a lot of slicing, dicing and portioning earlier this week. But it was in an effort to have healthy snacks at hand, not for a road trip.

    Good luck!

  8. You lucky woman!
    I ‘d go anywhere for cooler weather! It was high 90s here today. burning even at 7pm!!

    Snacks: fruits, cut them up in little baggies. Will serve for first leg of trip.
    crackers and little cheese packets.
    water. LOTS OF water. Don’t need the juice.
    If you can buy fresh fruits (washed) along the way that’s good for snacking too. Avoid convenience stores. way expensive.

    I hope you have a wonderful wonderful time Stacy!

  9. Wow Stacy! Have a nice holiday! Btw, to answer to your question: just chips and pretzels for the kids, for me and my hubby plain water and black cafe!
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  10. Usually, when hubby and I goes for a at least an hour or two hour trip. We are fully packed of foods and some bag of chips since hubby loves that and some water and soda too.

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