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You know how it is. All work and no play make Baby Boomers dull. There's no denying our strong work ethic, but we are also all about having fun. Visit here often and you can kiss dullness - in work and play - good-bye.
Top Ten Road Trip Necessities

  • A folder/large envelope holding all of your travel info -- itineraries, hotel confirmations, directions, receipts  etc.) Slip it down next to the front passenger seat where you can grab it quickly. 
  • Water bottles: Pack a lot -- I mean a lot! --  so you can keep refilling your cooler with them as you go. 
  • A cooler (size left up to you): Whether you take enough food along for a lunch or dinner break or not, you should have a cooler, just in case. Fill with ice whenever you stop for the night. 
  • Snacks: It's good to think healthy for this category (fruit, whole grain crackers, nuts) , but it is so nice to be able to crack open a Snickers or other chocolate bar when you are feeling sleepy while still driving in the afternoon. 
  • First aid kit for people/car emergency kit for vehicle: Windshield washer fluid/oil/antifreeze/gallon of water for radiator: These are basics that should be in your car when you pull out of the driveway for a long trip.
  • Antiseptic wipes: Because you will most likely be using the public facilities on your trip. having extra wipes to clean your hands (again) are a great idea. 
  • Sunscreen/sunglasses/blankets/hats/gloves: Depending on the time of year you are traveling, you should have all of these in your car. 
  • iPod/CDs/books on tape/movies to watch in the car/games: Entertainment is critical while driving,  especially if you have little ones with you. 
  • GPS system/maps: Even if you have a good GPS system, back it up with an old-fashioned map. As we like to say, sometimes a GPS system needs a "sanity check" to make sure it isn't leading you to places unknown. 
  • Lots of plastic bags for different purposes: For trash, opened snack containers, to fill with ice at hotels and place in the cooler, to hold dirty laundry.
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