Our bags were packed but they were the least of it. There were groceries to get us started, such as the first evening meal and breakfast and lunch the next day. Milk for the kids, coffee and tea for the adults added their own bags. A cooler took up a lot of room.
The paraphernalia for our senior selves was daunting. We had a bag filled with our prescription meds and over-the-counter meds for various ailments that may develop when we aren’t near a pharmacy. Experience has taught us to include as much as we can. ASA 81 is always easily accessible.
The games we always play when the kids are at our house were a priority as well as books, kites, floats, bubble mix. Who knows what the weather will be?
We had a bag of wood for the requisite evening fires where S’mores will be happily roasted and consumed. Splits for the fire required an axe.
Then the electronic gear, cameras, Ipads, laptop, phones and the chargers are another issue. We had it all, from a needle to an anchor.
The golden grand-dog was visiting our house when we left so Georgie, her food and accoutrements were in our car as well.
The beach house we’d rented was in a rural area in eastern Prince Edward Island, a mere two hour drive. Because we were traveling with our daughter and three young children, we decided to make a day of it. We took a picnic, of course, to have at Bonshaw Hills Park along the way, where the kids could play for a time.
My husband was concerned the front tires of the car were barely touching the road but we made it safely. However, what goes in the car must come out and as quickly as possible since our daughter’s van was full too. The heat and humidity were oppressive but hastened the work.
The sunset was lovely as I walked along the beach with Georgie that first night. Oh, we forgot...