I get to go on a little road trip this weekend, and I am so excited. Things have been so crazy and stressful at my house, getting outta town, even just for day, sounds delightful. Also I have welcomed the distraction and had fun pinning and planning my trip.
So I have put together a little list of my roadtrippin’ essentials:
There are two fundamental choices when it comes to food. You can prep and pack and bring your own food, or you can say screw it, pick up some overpriced chips, candy and jerky at a truck stop, and stop to eat on the road. Let’s be honest here, we’ve all done both. I prefer the first option, and that is what I am doing on this trip. You can check out Sarah’s post about what she is bringing, I am going to bring my own set of snacks, and a lunch to boot.
Lastly, and most importantly (well, I might argue that a playlist is as important!) you’ve got to have some good company for a successful road trip! Luckily, my friend Sarah and I are great at going on adventures together. She was available, thus I was able to turn a day of a lot of driving, into a fun filled road trip! And there is no anxiety about how much fun we will have together, if we’ll get along trapped in a car for 12 hours, or anything like that. As they say, this ain’t our first rodeo!
So Sarah, Nick (my husband) and I will head out in the morning, and we will drive nonstop down to Sunny Valley for the business part of the trip. There we will drop Nick off with his Grandfather and Sarah and I will start heading North on the fun leg of our trip! First we will stop by a little restaurant called Heaven On Earth in Azalea, this is per a special request from my mother for some marionberry jam. Then we are going to head to Wildlife Safari, in Winston, and commune with the bears. Then theres a little historic soda shop we are going to check out in Oakland, Tolly’s. And after that it’s onto the covered bridges outside Cottage Grove.
Are we missing any must stop at attractions? Please let me know in the comments below if we are!