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    Road Trip!

    Not me unfortunately but my son. He's flying back to the midwest for a family visit and although he doesn't know it he will be returning with a car. A very old but well-maintained low-milage car of his own. His dad will be his co-pilot.

    So, I want to at least give him a road trip care package. It will be waiting in his car. I'm sending gas money with his dad. They will make it a 3-day drive from the midwest back home.

    So far I have jerky (the ultimate road trip food) monster drinks (his fave) a cooler for his car , packs of Armour wipes and I'm putting together a CD of road music. He likes classic rock.

    Any suggestions for either the care package or the cd?
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    Dawna Markova Author of Open Mind.

    #2
    Battery cables! (Ya just never know!)
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      #3
      Sunglasses, if he doesn;t take them on the visit anyway. Regular wipes (for him. not the upholstery .....). Flashlight.

      Sounds like fun. Also sounds like your relationship with him is improving some?
      T7-8 since Feb 2005

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        #4
        AAA. For YOUR peace of mind, now and forever! (Get the multiple-tow package.)
        Twizzlers. Sunflower seeds. An insulated water jug.
        I have lots of road trip music suggestions but it's a matter of preference.

        For classic rock road trips:

        Turn the Page or even the whole Silver Bullet Live CD-Bob Seger
        Radar Love-Golden Earring
        James Dean-The Eagles
        Lotsa Led Zep 2 and 4
        GNR Greatest Hits, the whole thing

        And this is weird, but I like Jesus Christ Superstar for travel. My son does too. Gives you something to ponder.

        I just realized that these were 8-tracks, my first big road trip, KS to CA!
        Last edited by betheny; 22 Jun 2008, 7:13 PM.
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          #5
          Water, matches and lighter, blankets and pillows...
          just in case.
          Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know that, so it goes on flying anyways--Mary Kay Ash

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            #6
            Great suggestions so far! Thanks!

            CD-wise I've got Radar Love, Born to be Wild, The Joker, and a few more he loves so far. Crazy, he acts like these are all new. I can't tell him what I was doing when I first heard most of them LOL

            So, do you think I'm just being a lame mom or what? The last thing I want to do is interfer somehow and push him away again. Since my last illness, he's coming around more but it's still fragile.
            My blog: Living Life at Butt Level

            Ignite Phoenix #9 - Wheelchairs and Wisdom: Living Life at Butt Level

            "I will not die an unlived life. I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me, to make me less afraid, more accessible, to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise. I choose to risk my significance; to live so that which comes to me as seed goes to the next as blossom and that which comes to me as blossom, goes on as fruit."

            Dawna Markova Author of Open Mind.

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              #7
              Au contraire! You're being an AWESOME mom!

              A slight improvement on Nov's idea-I just remembered I always had a sleeping bag in the trunk. And I'm not gonna say why! (Also, I recall sleeping in my car on occasion.)

              A safety kit, with flares, etc. is always good. Back pre-cellphones, with my junkers, I had to have a toolbox in the trunk. Wow, this is taking me back to the olden days!

              Husband suggest Eighteen-Alice Cooper, (and I used to like Long Way to Paradise) any Eagles or Skynyrd.

              Oh! Meatloaf! Bat Out of Hell!

              Whoo, this is fun.
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                #8
                A good insurance policy with "PAID" stamped on it....

                Okay, so that was a killjoy. I second the extra CD's, cooler w/drinks and jerky. Dunno where exactly the start and finish line is and what cities they'll be passing thru, but maybe some kinda tickets to some event somewhere along the way? Did you say THREE whole days? That ain't the Midwest dear, it can't be! (To my way of thinking Ohio or Indiana is NOT the Midwest, its the East)

                maybe you could Google one of the cities (say, Memphis or St. Louis for example) and some calendar of events and order up tickets for same?

                Tom

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                  #9
                  How about Car Talk CD's. I'm looking for a vote on the kewlness meter. Since they'll be in the car for a long time, I was thinking these could be fun. I like Car Talk a lot but I'm old.
                  My blog: Living Life at Butt Level

                  Ignite Phoenix #9 - Wheelchairs and Wisdom: Living Life at Butt Level

                  "I will not die an unlived life. I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me, to make me less afraid, more accessible, to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise. I choose to risk my significance; to live so that which comes to me as seed goes to the next as blossom and that which comes to me as blossom, goes on as fruit."

                  Dawna Markova Author of Open Mind.

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                    #10
                    8-tracks! LOL Betheny. We were soooo cool way back when.

                    Great suggestions all the way around. More! More!
                    My blog: Living Life at Butt Level

                    Ignite Phoenix #9 - Wheelchairs and Wisdom: Living Life at Butt Level

                    "I will not die an unlived life. I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me, to make me less afraid, more accessible, to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise. I choose to risk my significance; to live so that which comes to me as seed goes to the next as blossom and that which comes to me as blossom, goes on as fruit."

                    Dawna Markova Author of Open Mind.

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                      #11
                      Trash Bag

                      Steering Wheel Cover...if need be.

                      Cup Holders if the car is not equipped with them already.

                      Spare change.

                      Cell Phone Adapter if he doesn't have one to charge it via car battery...

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Tom
                        That ain't the Midwest dear, it can't be! (To my way of thinking Ohio or Indiana is NOT the Midwest, its the East)
                        I never understood that either. It kills me.
                        Midwest should be (and is!) the center of the United States...
                        Middle America. Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas, etc.
                        Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know that, so it goes on flying anyways--Mary Kay Ash

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                          #13
                          A folding map of every state driving through.
                          2 Gallons of water.
                          1 Gallon anti-freeze.
                          1 qt motor oil.
                          1 can brake fluid.
                          2 Safety flares.
                          Flashlight w/ new batteries.
                          New wiper blades.
                          A few extra electrical fuses.
                          Tubeless tire repair kit.(safety seal or =)
                          Basic toolkit.
                          Disposable camera.
                          Bail Money for speeding ticket.


                          Few hundred trivial pursuit questions
                          Playing cards

                          A cardboard box
                          Medium & small plastic trash bags w/ ties
                          A few inexpensive tupperare w/ snap-on lids
                          Plastic utensil packs
                          Chocolate bars
                          Fiddle Faddle candy-coated popcorn
                          Mixed roasted nuts
                          Anything Little Debbie Snacks
                          Aspirin
                          Pepto bismol
                          Dental floss
                          Sunscreen/ Skin moisturizer
                          Kleenex tissues
                          Scotts hand wipes

                          The most important thing- your phone number, so your son can phone you at every rest stop to tell you what a great mom you are and how much he loves you.

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                            #14
                            I don;t think it is lame at all. This Christmas my daughter put together a car tool kit for her brother, who was inheriting a new clunker himself. Most of the tools actually belonged to him in the first place, but she rummaged around the garage, and put them together. Then she supplemented with a lot of the things listed. When he opened it, he laughed about the parts of the present that were really his in the first place, but it has come in handy!

                            Oh, and don;t forget a car deodorizer thing ..... like the trees, but pick a funny one.

                            And DEFINITELY AAA, you can add him to an existing one if you or his dad have one.

                            Originally posted by JenJen
                            8-tracks! LOL Betheny. We were soooo cool way back when.
                            The other day, my daughter plugged her ipod, into to cd adaptor, which in turn plugged into the cassette player of the car ........

                            What does this "new" car have for playing music?
                            Last edited by sjean423; 23 Jun 2008, 8:17 PM.
                            T7-8 since Feb 2005

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                              #15
                              Chasb, you forgot the kitchen sink.
                              Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know that, so it goes on flying anyways--Mary Kay Ash

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