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Preparing for a Pandemic Road Trip


I hate opening posts with "it's been a time" or "things are sure crazy, right?" We all know that it has been a crazy time and doing anything during the pandemic is challenging, that is certainly true when you are planning a road trip and even more true when you are planning a road trip because your poor wife has lost both her parents in the past few months and it's a trip out of necessity. We are doing the best we can as we prepare to head out for an eight hour car right, we have boarded our poor little pup so we know he is safe and cared for and not dealing with the stress of the trip.


We are loading up with snacks and activities for the car ride, I have books, we'll play music and I'll probably head online for some road trip game ideas but if you have any suggestions drop them in the comments below. I have let go of the notion that we'll be eating healthy because I know we probably won't be. We will eat out of boredom, we will eat due to stress and for our sanity we have chosen to let that go for a few days. We have however, committed to going for a walk every day either before tackling the to-do list or after as a way to wind down, or both if needed. I have packed my travel yoga mat and will continue my daily yoga practice.


I will be participating in February's Layout A Day (LOAD) challenge so I have packed plenty of supplies to scrapbook on the go and I have my bullet journal, One Little Word journal and the new journal I'm starting to encourage me to write more. It sounds like a lot but it is unclear at this time how much time I will actually have and how much I'll be just hanging on the sidelines waiting for Tamy to need to me. Either way I'll be prepared.

Along with all those normal road trip items we have packed we also had to remember the pandemic necessities, lots of masks (both disposable and reusable) lots of antibacterial gel and wipes, paper towels, some cleaning supplies, disposable gloves for gas stations and anywhere that might be icky.


This will be quite an adventure for us, we aren't entirely sure what to expect but we are determined to make the best of it. We are open to any suggestions you may have especially if you have traveled during the pandemic. I will give a full report when we return!


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First, my biggest love and deepest condolences. 💔Second, Podcasts and audio books! Matthew Mc.’s Greenlights was great and his narration was engaging so it kept us awake. Comedy podcasts for the very sleepy times. And stop here and there just for the heck of it.

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So sorry this the reason for the road trip. Hugs!! I am a road trip pro and did a solo one in June to Chicago. There weren’t any games on that trip, but Pooh Bear was along for silly pics. 😉 One our favorite games was license plate finder. I have a print out with all 50 states as plates and we color them in as we see them. Can log quite few in long trips. I pack snacks (some healthy, some are mandatory road trip foods). I also pack sammies for lunch at rest areas. I can eat outside that way - this has been a standard for years but works nicely for Covid travel. I obviously had to stop for…

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Gabrielle Cohen
Gabrielle Cohen
30 ene 2021

Sounds like you are prepared! If you happen to be out and about and take a stop into Walmart or Target, be on the lookout for Clorox fabric sanitizer. The stuff in the business! It comes in aerosol and pump strayers. It’s my new must have for pandemic road trips.

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