Today was a very boring, get things done kind of day. It was so nice to wake up in our comfy bed and work through the mountain of laundry we brought home. Since today was not that exciting I though I would share some of our favorites from our trip.
Top marks goes out to our tiny trailer! We love “Kermit” and without our tiny trailer we wouldn’t have been able to camp on this trip. Some people may be happy to camp in low 20s (F) but we aren’t that brave with a 2 and 4 year old!
We love that Kermit is tiny because we like to take it off road and get away from traditional RV parks. We also like that it’s small because the idea is to be outside as much as possible anyway. Some may like a little more luxury in a travel trailer and there is no shame in that, it’s just not what we want. The kids love it, but also would love to have bunks someday soon.
Checking out the view on a cold morning.
Our particular model is a R-Pod by Forrest River RP 171. There is a tiny kitchen, shower, toilet, queen bed and a dinette that converts into a full size bed. One of my favorite parts of towing the trailer is always having a bathroom with us, with Covid it has been very nice not having to use public restrooms, also there is water to wash our hands which is so nice!
Before leaving for our trip I bought two national parks passports for the kids. They loved going into the Visitors Centers and getting stamps as we traveled.
These lunch boxes have been useful than I ever would have guessed:
I grabbed these boxes from Amazon a couple years ago for Cannon’s school snacks, but ended up using something else. I started using them for road trips and now they are a staple of our travels. Most days we are out exploring for lunch so it’s nice to have something to hold our lunches but these little bento boxes really shine when we want the kids to eat in the car. These work well to help the kids keep their food from spilling and they love them and look forward to eating from them.
Our Kelty child carrier backpack was a must have for our trip. Emmy can’t quite hike as far as Cannon can and we did many hikes that were 3+ miles long and often rated difficult.
Emmy loved riding in the pack when the hike gets a little too long for her. Cannon happily rode in this pack when he was little too.
Cannon hiked every single step of the hikes we did, sometimes upwards of six miles a day.
We bought him shoes specifically for hiking from Merrell, he loved them and they really did help him keep his footing on the rocky paths and especially on the slick rock. We are going to get Emmy a pair as well for the summer since they worked so well for Cannon.
Lastly our drone was a fun addition to our trip:
Just a few quick shots from our Mavic Mini.
What are some of your road trip favorites?