Remember waking up as a kid heading on your annual road trip from your home state to the vacation area of choice. While all of the suitcases got packed into the vehicles trunk, the lady of the house prepared the elegant Food Hamper, enough food to last for the entire trip, and then some. Thinking ahead and making sure that you have all of the necessary items and foodstuff to last well into the first couple of days of the much-needed vacation. Planning ahead will always give you the comfort and assurance that you need while away from home. So taking more food then ever would be necessary makes really good sense. Not only is it a huge money saver, but you control the quality of what you’re eating, and can cut down on the quantities of ingredients found in most fast food items, which make many kids hyper. You may want to carry a basket or simply a box for dry goods, and a small cooler for cold drinks and juice.
Here are a few suggestions to making this vacation all the more wonderful:
Cool it. To help foods stay cold, fill your cooler with ice and let it stand about an hour before packing.
Double wrapping, first in paper, then in aluminum foil helps things like sandwiches stay cold. Use plastic containers for things you don’t want to squash, and to keep it neat.
Keep your sandwiches from getting soggy by putting the condiments in the middle of the sandwich, and put meat or cheese directly next to the bread, followed by the tomato and lettuce, the condiments should go in between the meet and lettuce.
One of the joys of picnicking is that you can choose a great spot to pull over and spread out your wonderful feast. Areas that will help to relieve the stress of the road, find a park or rest area and spread out a blanket and relax.
Remember, this is a vacation. SO the only things that you should have on your mind are the images of yourself relaxing and having a wonderful time.