Snacks and a seek & find book can only mean one thing.
When I was a kid, family road trips happened just once a year ... immediately after school ended for summer break and before summer really hit. And always to the same place ... Springville, Alabama, to visit my grandparents.
One of the highlights in preparing for our road trip was choosing snacks, purchasing new puzzle books, and selecting a few toys to keep us company as we traveled.
No iPad, smart phones, movies, or other electronic devices to entertain us. Air conditioning meant the windows were rolled all the way down and music selections were left to our parents and a sketchy AM radio station. Motels were costly and not always available. Often my parents would pull in to a road side rest area, along with other travelers, and catch a few before hitting the road again. Road side picnics always included cold friend chicken and a butter sandwiches. And on more than one occasion, one of my sisters would touch me and the other one would look at me.
It's a wonder I even survived.
And yet, I looked forward to it every year!