Right now I’m feeling really good about myself and my decisions. I’m a tiny bit scared too, but that only lets me know that this is a great decision. I’m really excited about driving across the country and living in Oregon for a while. I’m really excited that a few bloggers are letting me stay with them and hopefully I’ll get to meet a few others.
But apparently there is a lot you need to do before you take off to drive across the US. Who knew? And here I was procrastinating by reading blogs. Turns out I don’t want to do all the work you need to do before you drive across the country. Like packing. And finding my route. And making snacks. Oooh, that part sounds fun.
Okay, so I have figured out the way I’m going. Because a few nice bloggers are giving me places to stay I’ve figured out the route I’m going. For the most part, that’s done. Packing will be easy enough since I don’t own much. I can just throw it all the car. Literally everything I own can fit in my car. Maybe even just in my trunk. Like I said, it’s not much. So those things are done.
What else needed to be prepared?
Oh yes, snacks.
I’m not going to make this roadtrip at a breakneck speed since I have no reason to do so. I’m not under a deadline or anything, and Shannon who I’m staying with in Utah has already talked me into staying to “get my butt kicked” and “see the sights” of Salt Lake City. Doesn’t that sound fun? Haha. At least with the fitnessy blogging friends I have I know I’ll get at least one or two workouts in during the trip. But because I’m taking a few days to do it, I was wondering how I should approach the food situation.
I really, really do not want to eat fast food for four or five days straight.
So I want to gather up as much food as I can and take my car full of snacktastic goodness to the West Coast. But I’m not sure what to bring. I don’t actually buy much snack food normally, so I don’t know what would work well. I also don’t want to spend a ton of money (always a concern) so I’m trying to figure out the best way to get enough stuff that will stop me from hitting up fast food joints, and keep me fed and happy.
Usually when I travel I’m flying, so it’s not much of an issue. But for some reason the road trip is a whole new beast that I’ve never done solo. I’ve got a few ideas for food options, but I’m open to suggestions on how to stay healthy while driving so much.
Have you taken a road trip before? What did you bring? What did you eat? What are your favorite snacks for a long trip?