Well today’s the day!! Ninja and I are heading out to Palm Springs today for the weekend so that we can watch the big tennis tournament out there. I am seriously SO excited to be able to get away for a little bit with Ninja. We never get to go on vacations together (unless it’s to daddy’s house), so this is something we have both been looking forward to for a while!
Of course I had to make sure that I had all the necessities…..
On the left: brown rice cakes, coconut pb, cuties, and a naner – homemamde trail mix with dried mango, cranberries, sunflower seeds, almonds, and cashews, pb cheerios, oatmeal with flaxseed and cinnamon – 3 different Luna bars, an Odwalla bar, and 3 packs of Barney almond butter
Now we are only going for Friday till Sunday, but does anyone else get the major munchies when on a car ride?! I can guarantee all those cuties and cheerios will be gone in the 2 hour drive it takes to get there.
The main reason I packed all of this is:
there is no free breakfast at the hotel. Ninja isn’t a big breakfast fan, which means I will be on my own for breakfast, hence the oats (Saturday and Sunday)
we are going to be sitting at a tennis stadium from 4:30 till 11 or so tonight and then 8am till 4:30 saturday. That’s a lot of time in the stands!! So I packed a few snacks to help get me by.
Ninja and I are also going to hit up a farmer’s market on the way in so that I can grab a few more fruits like apples, naners, and what ever else tickles my fancy.
Obviously there are restaurants there and obviously Ninja and I will be eating out for lunch and dinner, but I just had to pack some healthy snacks to hold me over. Does that make me a crazy person? Maybe so. But I get super cranky and not so fun to be around when I’m hungry, so why chance it? I’m just going to shove some food in my purse so that I’m prepared for anything. No harm in that!
Now maybe I should just roll with it, and snack on whatever they have in the stadium for sale. But I don’t really see the point in wasting money on something I won’t enjoy. Don’t get me wrong I am sure I will buy some popcorn if they have it and I can pretty much guarantee you that Ninja will buy an ice cream, cookies, or candy if its available, but we have our hearts set on going out to a nice dinner, so why waste our precious cash on snacks when I can just bring some from home?!
I will be back Sunday with a full recap of our trip!! Have a great weekend everyone!
Do you pack snacks when you go away on trips?
Do you get a case of the munchies while traveling?