There’s a phrase I’ve gotten quite used to people in our small town saying to me, “y’all are ALWAYS GONE!” I used to get offended, like it meant somehow that I was less committed or intentional about our commitments and relationships here [and maybe that's true sometimes] but now I’ve started taking it as a compliment. When friends say those four words, now I feel like they say them in a way that says “y’all are so fun and adventurous!” and why, yes we are. I love this about us. I love that my husband and I are so opposites in some regards, but his spontaneous adventurous side has rubbed off on me. We are a fly-by-the-seat-of-our-pants kind of people most of the time, and while that has been challenging at times for my first born/type A personality, it’s also been really good for me.
My oldest friend is getting married in North Carolina next weekend, and we decided to take the kids and ROAD TRIP up there. I mean, why not? Just so happens my parents will be there, and have rented a house and it will be just a delightful action-packed wedding weekend together. Also just so happens, that for the second June in a row my sweet husband will be leaving [last time we were coming home] for Ethiopia on fathers day. Why would we not drop him off at the nearest big city airport, and then take 12 days to road trip home and visit friends along the way while he’s gone?
yep, friends. we are about to embark on a crazy road trip adventure. I’ve been crazy trying to think of everything before we leave so I don’t have to go to the store alone with two kids somewhere in Tennessee, and by the time you are reading this we will be all packed up and on the road. I’ll be documenting this adventure on social media with the hashtag #wactour [Wynne/Asher/Camp] so follow along on instagram!
Here’s some pics to document my packing, organizing and fun tips I found via pinterest!
We are going to have a cooler in the back, but I also pre-packaged snacks and put them in these clear tubs. hopefully everything I packed will last the whole 2+ weeks and will be easy access especially when I’m driving solo with the kids.
shower caddy to keep all of our “lunch on the go” stuff: paper plates, spoons, wipes, sanitizer and napkins. I have another empty one to keep food in that we might pick up on the go.
I decided to pack our clothes in laundry baskets, and just brought a big tote bag so I could throw in there what we might need for the night so I don’t have to take all of our stuff in every place we go.
I also had several people tell me that the best advice they have, is to get little gifts and wrap them up to give to the kids every hour, or when they are doing a good job in the car. I raided the dollar tree and dollar section at Target and picked up a few things around the house they hadn’t played with in a while and wrapped them all in brown paper bags! I think this will be so fun + a great distraction for the hours and hours we’ll be in the car at a time.
Also in my search for info, I came across this fun podcast by my friends Kat + Liz on the Inspired to Action podcast.
what advice do you have? share your fave podcast, pinterest board or idea in the comments!