Saturday, June 19, 2010

Two week road trip with three kids-- are we crazy?

When we got married, we took a 7,000 mile road trip across the country from Florida to DC to the West Coast. A low budget honeymoon, we spent the time crashing at friends and family and camping along the way. Christmas in Yosemite, climbing in Joshua Tree. We always figured that a couple that can survive that trip was destined to be together for a very long time. 16 years later, we are jumping into the fray once more. The van is packed, the kids are in bed and we are decompressing from the frantic packing in the last three days. Five people eat a lot of food.





Here is what we were able to compress it to, after removing the packaging.

Our list:
Coffee press (a must have item)
Batteries aaa aa
Bandaids
Tackle box
Sketch books, pencils

Meal plan
Breakfast
Bagels, cream cheese, pb, jelly x2
Oatmeal, crasins, walnuts, grape nuts, granola. X3
Powdered soy, powdered milk
Hashbrowns, canned ham, cheese, eggs, dried onions x2
Pancakes

Lunch
Meatlog, cheese spread, crackers x 2
Pitas, chicken, mayo, dill relish, celery x3 tuna for one
Tortillas, creme cheese, ham, salami, pickle stackers x2
Meat sandwiches, cheese, lettuce, buns. X2

Dinner
Noodles, sauce, parm, precooked beef
Chicken wild rice soup, chicken, corn, crackers, cornmeal crackers
Chili, tomato paste, cheese, oyster crackers
Mini cheese pizzas, canned olives and mushrooms
Ravioli
Mac and cheese, precooked bacon
Quesedillas, cheese, taco meat, seasoning pact
Brats, buns, ketchup, mustard chip potato salad
Pesto pasta

Snacks
Drink mix - nothing red
Coffee, creamer, splenda
Beef jerky
Beef stick
Granola bars
Raisins
Fruit
Fishies
Nuts
Pringles
Gum
Pie fix ins
Marsh mellows, gram crackers, chocolate bars

Misc.
Bags
Tin foil
Garbage bags
Laundry detergent
Dish soap
Plates
Paper towels
Scrubbie
Fire starters
Ziplocks
Bin to wash dishes
Heavy duty table cloth
Pinchers for table cloth

More later, time to go to bed. Got to rise and get out of the house by 7am
Angie and Jamie

PS: got the air conditioning to work on the van thank God!









1 comment:

  1. I love lists! Sounds like you guys are ready to go!

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