On family road trips, what was your favorite lunch or snack to pack, or the place you simply had to stop along the way?
The family dinner table always makes for good conversation. mick a topic, fill your plate and have a happy heart-to-heart.
Mom would pack bologna that had been sliced by the butcher, a loaf of bread, sliced onions, sliced tomatoes, potato chips and Pepsi. She’d make sandwiches on her lap while Dad was driving. Such sweet memories of a life much simpler.
My mom made her own minced ham sandwiches with bologna, sweet gherkin pickles and Miracle Whip the night before, wrapped them in plastic and kept them on ice. —Donna Riley Garrett,
The Woodlands, TX On each road trip, my mom packed a jar of dill pickles because she said they helped soothe car sickness. I never got carsick, so I don’t know if it’s true—but it could be! —Rd Stendel - freels, Albuquerque, NM As a kid, I remember traveling by car or bus to visit family in other states. Our snack would include fried chicken and homemade pound cake.
—Reather Anderson, Byram, MS
On the 12-hour drive to my dad’s favorite fishing spot in Canada, my parents would play a cassette of “On the Road Again.” Mom always packed blueberry yogurt mixed with Grape Nuts cereal. Now I annoy my own kids with the same song and snacks every time we travel. —Rebekah Hubbard, Dimock, PA
—Carolyn Meuer-pickering, Davenport, IA
In ’62, we stopped for lunch in Glacier Park as we traveled across Montana for a family reunion. —Laura Haefer, Billings, MT