I always make treat bags and games for road trips. One that my children and both sets of grandparents enjoy is the scavenger hunt. I try to make it challenging so it lasts the entire drive to our destination.
Here’s the fall break version:
Scavenger Hunt: Fall Break 2016
- Chattahoochee River
- Sign for Ruby Falls
- New Jersey license plate
- City Bus
- Palm Trees
- Minnesota license plate
- Sign for falling rock
- Dilapidated Barn
- Old car (50s, 60s, 70s)
- My kid is an honor student sticker
- A university
- Sign for an attorney
- Big sign for liquor store
- Cross on the roadside
- A car with a dog in it
- Driver eating
- A sticker family on the back window
- Gary Johnson sign or sticker
- A car playing a movie inside
- A passenger sleeping (not in your own car)
- Grocery store
- A car with a bike attached
- Historic marker
- Construction zone
- State trooper
- “Wash me” written on a car
- Little white church
- Big giant church
- Real estate for sale
- Coca Cola truck
- Driver on a cell phone
- Sign with Oglethorpe on it
- Disney sign or sticker
- Sam’s Club
- Rest Area
- Tanger Outlet Sign
- Car with a Travel Container on roof
- Trailer with animals in it
Feel free to copy and paste. Depending on where you’re traveling, you may need to edit some of the items. I hope wherever the road takes you this autumn; you have a safe and wonderful trip!
I am so incredibly sad for all those affected by Hurricane Matthew. I pray that the cleanup will be quick and that those affected will be able to recover from their losses. I’ve heard that there has been loss of life. I pray for healing and comfort for the families of those people.
While our fall break was interrupted, we really can’t complain. We tried to make the best of the change of plans. The drive out of Hilton Head took about twice the time it should have, but the state officials did a GREAT job moving people out!
We had to break the trip into two days due to the fact that we are traveling with a small child, children who get extremely carsick, and two sets of grandparents. When we finally arrived at our hotel, it was mid-afternoon. We ate an early dinner at a restaurant called Farm to Fork in Ringgold, GA. I’ll have a full review of that place soon (hopefully). Later, once the grandparents arrived, we met up at Gateway Antique Mall. They had lots of Civil War items. None of us bought anything because the prices seemed a little inflated. The next day, we headed out early to Chattanooga, TN. The first thing we did was head to the Tennessee Valley Railroad. We took the Missionary Ridge ride. It was extremely short, but I think everyone enjoyed riding a train and seeing the way it worked.
Later, we traveled on to the Chattanooga Aquarium. They were so nice to offer people who’d had to evacuate due to the hurricane, 50% off admission. We enjoyed the aquarium. We were a little disappointed that there weren’t any dolphins, manatees, or any kind of whale. There were several touching stations, which we thoroughly enjoyed. I could have stayed in the jellyfish exhibit forever! I actually think we will be getting an aquarium with some of those amazing creatures come Christmas time. Chattanooga is a cute city and I could probably visit again over a long weekend and really find lots to enjoy!
The storm is on its way in; so we are on our way out. It’s a sad way to end what was supposed to be a week of a relaxing fall break before the madness of school activities and the holidays started. The evacuations started yesterday, but we are heading out today. Here’s what it looked like yesterday…
We had the whole beach to ourselves yesterday. It looks like we have the whole city to ourselves as we drive out.
We are hopeful that all those in the storm’s path stay safe and that Matthew will be downgraded before it does any more harm. We are on to the next place for now and will see if we can find some fun adventures along the way.
I made a buffalo dip last night that was so hot that my kids were running to get glasses of milk and huge dollops of sour cream. I even had to have sour cream with mine. I love sour cream so it was a bonus.
If you like spicy, this should hit the spot.
Loved in the South’s Super Spicy Buffalo Dip
3 large cans of chicken breasts (drained)
1 bottle of spicy buffalo sauce
1.5 containers of jalapeño cream cheese
1 can diced jalapeños
Mix it all together in a large bowl until smooth. Put it in a casserole dish. Put cheese all over the top. Bake at 350 until cheese is melted and the dip is bubbly.
Serve with tortilla chips if you don’t count carbs. For a lower carb dish, ditch the chips and find a fork. It’s delish!