Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Traveling to PA

Every year we travel north to visit our family in PA. We look forward to a huge 4th of July celebration, reuniting with family, and eating lots and lots of yummy food! We left at about 4:30 AM and headed up north. I always spend the day before the trip making bread, muffins, and snacks to take with us on the road, and cleaning the house (I can't help but want to come home to sparkling floors). We buy a case of water, pack our muffin breakfast, pack our lunch, pack our snacks and hit the road. I prefer not to eat out for nutritional reasons ... and I especially prefer not to eat out for financial reasons. So, we pack a cooler full of food, a couple loaves of home baked bread, and go on our way. We pulled it all out when we stopped at a rest stop. Everyone had the chance to get out of the car and stretch legs, walk around, and eat lunch.
I didn't get any pictures of our lunch on the way home, but once again we were able to take lunch with us on the road thanks to Rich's Dad. He packed us 8 chicken salad sandwiches! We also took a few PB & J sandwiches, and a very special meatball sandwich for Aaron. Rosalie ate 2 1/2 of those chicken salad sandwiches on the way home ... Jonathan ate 2 of them and would have had more if we hadn't run out of them! What a blessing it was to be able to make the trip home without having to stop for food!!
We had a very special time and I love how much my children look forward to and love to visit our family in PA!

1 comment:

  1. Isn't it funny that I'm here in VT and you are in NC, but we were both in PA for the 4th?! One of these times we are going to HAVE to meet up while there.

    I'm so with you on the cleaning the house before leaving.... I love coming home and seeing it so clean.
    Sandwiches.... we couldn't make the trip without them :)