What would be your ultimate Road Trip? It's got me thinking....
The School Holidays are coming up and I will be taking the kids and driving 7 hours to visit some family. My essentials with the boys are food (I try to get a mix of healthy and "fun" snacks!) and entertainment (ipod, dvd player, games etc)plus pillows, blankets etc to encourage that fabulous thing called sleep :)
The reality of my Road Trips is depicted in this picture below!
Think National Lampoons Vacation!
Think "are we there yet?", Wiggles songs, endless games of Ispy, squabbles between the boys, need I go on?!
But my Ultimate Road Trip would look something like this!
A girls Road Trip, heading to a gorgeous Beach Destination :)
Anywhere with sun, sand and surf would be fine with me!
Swoon, the perfect holiday cottage?!
My Road Trip Essentials include :
1. Fabulous company - a great friend up for some fun interspersed with relaxation.
2. Yummy snacks - Favourites from my childhood are Chico babies, Minties (remember the competition to unravel the wrapper into the longest piece?) water, fruit (boring but makes me feel virtuous!) I always intend to pack healthy sandwiches, dried fruit etc but you will mostly find me doing a Maccas stop or chips from the Service Station ;)
3. A comfy wardrobe.
Think denim shorts, Havaianas, sunglasses a MUST!
4. The Playlist - My taste tends to run to the Golden Oldies when driving thanks to my parents. I still remember every song to John Williamsons "True Blue" album (thanks dad!)
Growing up the tapes played were Kenny Rogers, Dr Hook, Credence Clearwater Revival, Jimmy Barnes and I love to have one or two Power Ballads to belt out. Think "Total Eclipse of the Heart" or anything by Pat Benatar :)
My eldest son and I share a love of Top 40 Music, so when we travel together we are singing along to Katy Perry, Rihanna, Adele, Bruno Mars etc. It's an eclectic mix!
But on my ultimate Road Trip to a beach holiday I would have to have The Beach Boys playing. I especially love Little Deuce Coupe.
So Summer, So Fun!
I've had some fabulous Road Trips in my life so far.
Family holidays to the Gold Coast, Girls trips away to the South Coast (there is a coastal theme happening here!)and the most adventurous was Simon and I driving around Europe together before we had the boys. I can't wait to create more Road Trip memories for the boys and for us as a family.
So tell me all about your Road Trips so far.
What would be your ultimate trip? Who would you take?
What is your favourite driving song? Favourite snack?
I'd love to know :)
PS- This post was written as part of the Win a Ford Territory and Kidspot Challenge.