This Reunion Road Trip Fun post is sponsored by Kelley Blue Book; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Life has changed for everyone over the past few months. We’re all doing what we can to get through this difficult time and I wanted to share a little bit about how my family is doing that. We’ve figured out a great way to have something to look forward to in the not-too-distant future.
Since the kids were born, we’ve taken road trips to see my parents several times a year. After my dad passed away a couple of years ago, we started visiting my mother more often. She’s by herself now, so I worry about her being alone all of the time. We love to visit and she loves seeing the kids so our trips are always something to look forward to.
Which is why the past few months have been so hard.
The quarantine has made it impossible to visit my mother like we used to. We not only want to stay at home to do our part in flattening the curve, but because my mother is older we also don’t want to put her at risk from being around us.
Which is why we started planning a reunion trip.
Reunion Road Trip Fun
Whenever the kids start missing their grandmother, we work on planning our big trip. We hop on a zoom or skype call once a week to talk about things we want to do on the trip. The kids call my mother every few days to discuss places they want to go when we’re all together again.
We have decided to head to the beach for our big reunion trip and couldn’t be more excited!
I’m not sure when I’ll be comfortable flying again so we’ve decided to drive to the coast. We’re looking forward to packing up the car and heading out on the open road, so I’m going to make sure my car is ready for a long trip with the Kelley Blue Book Auto Repair Guide.
Reunion Road Trip Fun Planning
If the aquariums and museums are open, the kids would love to walk around and enjoy them with their grandmother. If restaurants are open for dining, we’ll be sure to enjoy lunches and dinners together at our favorite beach restaurants. But if they’re not, we’ll enjoy ourselves just as much.
We’re looking forward to sitting together under a huge beach umbrella, watching the waves and seagulls as we chat. We’ll play in the sand with the kids, digging holes and building castles. We’ll catch up on everything we’ve missed over the past few months and reconnect with one another.
Even though we can’t travel right now, planning our reunion trip has become almost as much fun.
As part of our trip planning, we’re making sure everything will be ready once it’s time to go. I’m starting to gather beach gear together in the garage, washing linens and towels for the rental house, stocking up on sunscreen and finding last year’s swimsuits.
And I’m also making sure the car will be safe for the trip.
Reunion Road Trip Fun Preparation
For the first time since I started driving at age 16, I own a car that isn’t really well-maintained. It has been parked in the driveway for many, many more days than it has been driven, and has even sat for a week or more at a time without even being started. Even when I did drive it, my car was only driven at slow speeds over small, local distances.
To make sure that my car is in great shape for our big trip, I’m using the Kelley Blue Book Auto Repair Guide.
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With the Kelley Blue Book Auto Repair Guide, you can get answers to all of your service and repair questions and to assess your vehicle needs for upcoming travel – all from the comfort of your home. The Auto Repair Guide makes it easier to keep vehicles in working order by providing you with estimated costs of repairs, current recall information, and the ability to make service appointments online.
The recent quarantine has reminded us how important it is to spend time with loved ones. As we plan upcoming trips, we need to make sure that our vehicles are ready to hit the open road.
Are you looking forward to a reunion trip in the future? If you’ve been missing someone during the quarantine, a reunion trip might be just what you need!
Looking forward to a road trip is half the fun so start planning!
Don’t forget to make sure your trip will be a safe one. Use the Kelley Blue Book Auto Repair Guide to make sure your car is ready for the fun!