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What shoes to choose for travel
I've been running around all morning to get the kids and household ready for the weekend - since I'll be away.
Now, I'm just about on my way out the door to bop over and visit star, take Cosette for a quick stop at the mall and then Dave and I will be on our way up to Monterey!
I'm gonna follow Elisa's lead on this one, she was wondering what shoes to bring on her day trip to Stony Brook and pretty much like she said - when you do a road trip you have much more flexibility with what you can bring and thus you can overpack without the harsh overweight fees that the airlines will charge you.
And shoes...how us gals just love shoes!!!
Well they usually tend to weigh more than most of everything else you'll be packing. And it tends to be necessary to limit your shoe selection when taking a flight. But on the other-hand when doing a road trip we can bring all the footwear choices that we want!!
So while Elisa is wearing her sneakers and bringing boots for a day trip. I'll be bringing 4-5 pairs to last me the weekend. Wedges for going out to dinner tonight. My fun and colorful biking shoes for the 50 mile (butt killer) ride that we'll be doing tomorrow.
I can be rather colorful! On the left I have my Merrill hiking shoe and on the right I have my Pearl Izumi biking shoe (c)travelincousins.com
A pair of Abella flats for tomorrow night. And then my hiking shoes for going to Pinnacles National Park. That's 4 pairs right there and I might toss in one more pair before heading out. The 5th pair would be for going to brekkie and for the drive after the National Park on Sunday night.
It's gonna be a L O N G day over here. Lots to do and then a 6 hour drive, only to have a short turn-around and get over to the start line and pedal pedal pedal!
I'm pretty confidant that we have everything packed and loaded up. The only thing that I can't seem to find (and that has been missing for a while) is my mini bluetooth speaker - which I love using for any rides that are on my road bike.
50 miles with music is so much more entertaining than 50 miles without.
I better keep movin'
Catch ya from Monterey tomorrow, -Travelin' Tanya
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Elisa's Must Haves for Day Car Trip
The weekend is here!! And what a beautiful sunny day I woke up to!
I am super psyched that the weather forecast has sunshine tomorrow as well for our little day trip to Stony Brook!
I'm trying to decide what shoes to wear. While I know I'll be wearing jeans and a tee, I'm trying to decide if I wear sneakers or boots.
That's what I love about short car trips, you have flexibility since you can throw stuff you might need in your vehicle!
Here is my list of 6 must-haves when taking a car day trip:
1) Water - and lots of it. I usually buy a 12 or 24 case pack and throw in the trunk. They are small enough carry or bring in a hand bag.
2. Phone Charger - I can either charge in the car or wherever there is a charging station. The last thing you want is a dead cell phone while out for a long day.
3. Portable Router
I pay $4.99 per month for the convenience of a small portable router and it is worth every penny to have wifi everywhere we go. It charges in the car while we are driving so no matter where we are, we always have internet service.
4. Healthy Snacks
My kids are ALWAYS hungry and it's more economical, healthy and a time saver, rather than to stop when someone needs a nosh, to take along our own snacks - granola bars, fruit, nuts and yes, even some chips.
Although I always have a small camera with me, when I'm out all day doing some sightseeing, I take along my large camera and my attachments to capture the best images possible.
6. Mini First Aid Kit
Available in any pharmacy in the travel size area, a mini first aid kit fits conveniently in my purse and contains band aids, gauze and other necessities in the event we need a quick first aid fix if someone in my little group gets a small cut.
Well, guys, I'm off to do some errands before the kids get home from school.