High Five for Friday #90 | Vacation Time!

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Welcome to High Five for Friday – hosted by me, Tif, and Della! Come, read up on what we’ve been up to this week and get to know some amazing bloggers down below!

Today’s featured blogger is Tanya from Prairie Girl in the Big, Scary World! It’s always fun to feature bloggers that have been linking up with H54F for a long time! Tanya is a lifestyle blogger currently lives in Maryland but loves a good adventure! She just got back from a fun trip to Nashville, so swing over today and check out her trip highlights.

We are currently in Michigan visiting my parents. It’s been a fun but rainy trip so far! Our road trip was tons of fun but took longer than expected. So I thought I’d just quickly share our 5 favorite moments from our road trip drive.

1. We decided to leave at 2am Tuesday morning on the theory that it was early enough that both kids would go back to sleep. It worked for William! But Elizabeth stayed awake the entire drive. She fell asleep for about an hour the whole trip! HAHA! In fact, when I opened her door to wake her up, she immediately sat up and said “Is it time to go yet??”.

2. Even though the mountain part of our trip was dark, rainy and foggy, it was still pretty to see the hills that were up close.

3. If you’re ever doing a long road trip with kiddos, the BEST thing to do is stop at rest stops and haul a picnic with you. We had tons of fun eating on the run and playing in the grass. Our major stops were all in the Ohio countryside and it was so lovely!

4. Another amazing thing about road trips? Road trip snacks! I really didn’t actually need to pack a proper breakfast and lunch. We could have survived on snacks alone. Did you have a go-to road trip snack as a kid? We ALWAYS had plums… not sure why plums (one of those “fast acting fruits”) were important… but it seemed like a poor choice.

5. And is there anything better than just listening to random things while you drive? I love giving the local radio stations a cruise when we’re driving through. You never know what you’re going to get!

What was your highlight from the week? Can’t wait to hear about it!

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  1. Nicole says:

    We always packed a picnic lunch and ate at rest stops! Certainly healthier than fast food! And it is definitely nice to be able to get out of the car and walk around!
    How funny you always had plums as a road trip snack! Those seem kind of messy for the road! My mom never packed special snacks for trips, or I just can’t think of anything! But I could totally live off of snack foods! Hope you have a great rest of your trip!

  2. Beverly says:

    Road trips are the best! As a kid, I remember many rest stops at rest areas, along with time at random gas stations along the way. It’s fun to see what’s up ahead, especially if it’s not a road you know by heart. No plums for us, but my dad always had to have a giant bag of pretzel sticks to munch on. My favorite road snack: Cheese crackers (Goldfish, Nips, etc.)….delish!

  3. Amanda Bullard says:

    Happy homecoming aka vacation! I’m so glad you had a good trip out and wow on Elizabeth staying up the duration of the trip! Someone was super excited! Savor that time with your family sweet Katie! xoxoxo

  4. Jess says:

    Road trips are always fun! And I love listening to the random radio stations too–always entertaining! Plums are not something that I think of when I think of road trip snacks, ha! Aren’t they messy?? When I have a plum, I usually wind up feeling like I bathed in plum juice, haha! Hope you guys have a great weekend!

  5. Whitney says:

    I’m so glad you’re able to spend some time with family! We love scanning the radio when we’re travelling too – sometimes Paul and I play a game where you have to be the first person to recognize the song and start singing along with it. LOL. Have a great weekend!

  6. Whitney Jordan says:

    What a fun trip!! Welcome to the Midwest!! Hope you’re having a lovely time in Michigan. It’s rainy in Indiana this weekend. I laughed when you said Elizabeth was wide awake for most of your trip. We did a similar set up when we drove from back from Florida. I had grand plans of quiet travel hours, but it ended up being a funny chatty drive. Enjoy time with your family and be sure to whip up a delicious pie or two!!

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