We also love to have fun on the trip itself by making stops along the way. Fast food does play a part as do gas stations for gas and munchies and rest stops for bathroom breaks. We also like to stop at a place that specializes in many different types of beef jerky and my boys always browse the bins for the good stuff.
We also geocache. For those of you who are new to this it is a fun hobby that my boys and I do on occasion. It is hiking for hidden treasure. Okay, maybe treasure is too strong. Hiking for trinkets? Oh let’s call it what it really is… Hiking for hidden junk. LOL But the end result is not the point. It is the seeking that is the fun part. Having a map, a GPS unit and an attitude is the real game. It’s holding a compass and waving it around like a crazy person trying to get a reading out in the sticks. It is the joy of getting it right and uncovering the prize. We don’t do it often but every now and then it is a real treat and on trips like this it helps the long drive.
I’ll add photo’s from the trip in upcoming posts but, for now, here is one from last trip.
Have a safe and fun fourth!