Get out and Go!
For some, school has already started. For others, there is still time for one last weekend road trip, or maybe a getaway over the upcoming Labor Day holiday. My family and I are looking forward to a long awaited weekend in Oceanside, Ca. We’ve rented a small house on the beach for 4 days 🙂 It will be our first family vacation in almost two years. Sad to say however, that lovely oldest daughter Jenny will be back at school in Pittsburgh, for her senior year at Point Park U. Waaaahh! 🙁 Missing her already and she hasn’t even left yet….
Since we’re bringing our dog Albany along, we’ll be packing lunch containers for all, albeit one less without Jenny. (No, we’re not packing one for the dog. She just has a bowl). But yep, we’ll be eating lunch in the car on the drive down. This way, we can avoid the hassle of trying to find an outdoor cafe along the way where we can eat with dog in tow.
Well, of course it’s nice to dine out while on vacation, (who doesn’t love meals you don’t have to cook yourself?) but sometimes it’s not feasible, it’s too expensive, or it’s not even as fun as bringing along your own delicious, home packed meals.
Pack lunch boxes ahead of time – Get some tips from the pros!
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Astrid of Lunches Fit For a Kid plans frequent outings with her family, and she almost always takes lunches along for everyone. (For more about her pics in the collage at the top of this post, go HERE and HERE )
Kendra of Biting the Hand That Feeds You has written a few posts about road trips with packed lunch boxes. HERE‘s one all about her own trip, sans kids, to a food blogging conference a few hours drive away:
If you or someone in your family is allergic to a lot of things, it may simply be easier to bring along your own food instead of trying to find “safe” foods in a strange town.
Kendra planned ahead, in order to stay allergy-free …
… AND save money by bringing her own:
Eat in the car. Neat and clean
Avoid the greasy fast food
You can enjoy WAY better lunches than something from a roadside rest stop or a drive thru. Jenn of BentoForKidlet planned ahead when she traveled with her dad and son to Boston: