We just had our first road trip of the year! From Northern Virginia to Northeastern Alabama. I decided to switch things up and go down Interstate 95 through North Carolina instead of the regular Interstate 81. I haven't been to North Carolina in many years and wanted to see something else. I went traveled alone with four kids aged 10, 8, 5, and 1.
What we packed : I packed some fruit because I want the kids to get some nutrition outside of meat and potatoes. I packed some Clementines I bought cheap at H Mart in Centreville and some apples. I also had mini pita bread from Trader Joe's and a bag of individually wrapped chips from Frito Lay. We also had two crates of water bottles. I could have packed better but I usually don't for trips to my parents' house.
Our first stop was in Petersburg, VA. We didn't see much because I was simply unprepared. We needed a bathroom break, Aron was feeling a little carsick, and Eli needed to nurse. There was a Subway that had avocado on its menu. It looked tempting but we decided to get a little snack. To keep us awake we got some spicey chips. My kids love spicey foods and got spicey Cheetos. I bought a bag of Ruffles Sweet and Smokin Barbecue Potato Chips. I think I should have got the Jalapeno Ranch. I don't like sweet potato chips. Those chips were more sweet than salty with a slight kick to it. They had 9g of fat but some vitamins like Vitamin C and Vitamin A. They also have MSG in it, chemical I am supposed to avoid because of my intersitial cystitis.