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July 4th has come and gone and summer is in full swing and the weather is great so it is time for you and the kids to tackle that annual road trip. You want this one to be the best ever so you will have to choose a great destination and then most importantly the five things you will need to bring with you. Being that we are about to embark on a WEEK LONG road trip–I figured it was time to tackle a subject near and dear to the sugar daddy’s heart– why he is SUCH a curmudgeon while on vacation (he gets mad but I usually refer to him as the late Andy Rooney while we’re vacationing– yes his eye brows could use a trim- and oh how he HATES buying any kind of beverage while anywhere other than a grocery store).
Me: Honey why do you always look like you’re constipated when we go on vacation?
The sugar daddy: As hard as I try to be fun on vacation, it goes against my nature to pay money on frivolous tourist traps.
Me: But honey that’s what ALL vacations are–oh and how do you Try to be fun?
The sugar daddy:I try to take part in the kid’s activities and I try not to be bored all the time, it’s just hard work to be on a kid’s vacation.
Me: But honey you took a three hour nap on day two of our vacation?
The sugar daddy: I didn’t take a nap- I just closed my eyes and lied on the bed.
Me: Oh I thought that’s what a nap was–my mistake. So what really grind your gears about vacations?
The sugar daddy: I hate arcades; if I wanted to flush my money down the toilet I’d go to the bathroom. I hate spas– $49 manicures that are ruined in two days. I hate spending three dollars for a cup of soda, that’s all ice.
Me: Wow is there any vacation you’d feel comfortable taking- one that wasn’t trying to get you?
The sugar daddy: Not really.
The sugar daddy: Even though we had this big talk about how I was going to be fun, and I thought I could, it goes against my grain.
Me: Do you think most men would agree with your stance?
The Sugar daddy: Yes, because they work hard for their money and they don’t like throwing it out at tourist traps. I went in knowing what I was getting into but I guess you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. I guess it’s my cheap nature– what can I say.
Me: But of course we’re going to keep going on vacations regardless..right?
The Sugar Daddy: Yes because when you and the kids are happy then I’m happy–that’s what gives me joy, but it still hurts to pay three dollars for a cup of ice. So if you are about to embark on a summer road trip here are the five things you MUST bring with you!
Refreshing snacks and treats: The trip is going to long and everybody gets hungry at the wrong times and at different times. You need to be prepared with everybody’s favorite. Not only do they all have to like it but it can’t make you thirsty. Cool cut up fruits and vegetables or yogurt from a cooler works the best on the go and to keep those tummies filled and able to push on.
A great smartphone: On your road trip you need a tricked out phone that will take the best pictures and that you can use to watch videos and view the pictures you have taken.
Best Buy is presenting two great options from SONY: The Xperia XA1 Ultra
Has a great display. This phone has a borderless 6” edge-to-edge Full HD display – provides an extraordinary mobile viewing experience.
Featuring two outstanding state of the art cameras – new 23MP main camera previously found only on Sony’s flagship smartphones and a 16MP front-facing camera upgraded to include a 23mm wide-angle lens
Where can you get this phone? This amazing new phone is only available at Best Buy.
It features a4K HDR Display and Super Slow motion Camera which is the first of its kind in a smartphone
The 19MP main camera comes with the world’s first Motion Eye camera system, featuring Predictive Capture to help you get just the right shot, and Super slow motion video recording, which captures life in ways no other smartphone can.
Comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor
Performs exceptionally for creating Super slow motion videos and watching 4K HDR videos,
Your kids will love it because you can also use it to be playing the latest PlayStation games on PS4 Remote Play
It too is available at Best Buy
With which providers can you use these phones?
These unlocked phones work with the following major carriers – AT&T, Verizon and Cricket.
Go to http://bby.me/lmf8 for more information on these phones which are your road trip essentials.
GPS and backup map: Although there are a lot of great Apps for helping you not get lost along the way there is no substitute for your GPS and an old fashioned map to fall back on and keep on the right track. This will prevent stress and arguments because nobody likes to drive an hour out of your way.
A good playlist: On your trip the old radio stations won’t come in and just will not cut it to pass away the long time in the car on your way. You have to bring some great traveling tunes and make it a fun jam session for the whole family to enjoy the ride.
First aid kit: Along the way someone is going to get banged, bruised, cut or come down with a minor malady so like a good boy scout be prepared for these situations no matter where and how they come up. Nobody wants to drive 10 miles off the highway to find the nearest drugstore.
So good luck on the trip finding your way, keeping safe, staying nourished, being entertained and saving all those great memories with the help of SONY and Best Buy. Got any summer road trip must haves to add?