A road trip is not easy. Great conversation and a rockin’ playlist can make all the difference, but another key component is food and beverages. We would not have made it through those 22 hours without our Cheetah Fuel.
Early morning necessity:
Eating on a road trip can be tricky. I can’t even tell you how many billboards I saw Wendy’s, Waffle House, and Taco Bell on. We avoided the fast food and chose a healthier, quicker option:
And mid-afternoon, when your hangover is subsiding and exhaustion is setting in (and you haven’t seen a Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks in several hundred miles), you swing through a McD’s drive thru for a pick me up.
Neither of us were convinced there was actually coffee in there, but it gave us the energy to carry on until dinner.
Desperately trying to avoid a drive-thru dinner, we were pleasantly surprised when we came across a Ruby Tuesdays.
They like to keep the mozzarella sticks classy by sprinkling them with a little parm.
After a long day of 12+ hours of driving combined with two hours of hitting every rest stop possible desperately searching for an available hotel room, it’s wine time. It’s only right to reward yourself for not having an emotional breakdown on the side of I-10 in the middle of Mississippi.
And because that bottle of wine had been buried in a suitcase all day, we needed a little love from the ice machine
The Hampton Inn in Hammond, LA was kind enough to offer a complimentary breakfast. We accepted with open arms.
Of course, those mini cups of coffee just weren’t going to cut it for us caffeine junkies. A trip to Starbucks was more than necessary.
One grande iced coffee and one Dirty Chai (chai tea + shot of espresso) for the ladies.
After this visit to Starbucks, we decided not to break for lunch and made a beeline to Austin. We kept busy by chugging Smartwater and eating Jolly Ranchers
And that is how the Cheetahs survive a road trip!
What’s your go-to snack or beverage of choice when you’re on the road?