The time has finally come for my summer family road trip! I couldn’t be more excited! The days leading up to today have been edging on just waiting to take off on our adventure. This year my family is heading out to Bad Lands and Black Hills to see the 2017 Solar Eclipse. This is a bucket list moment that I am so honored to get to witness. On Monday August 21st, we will have our NASA approved glasses ready to experience this once in a life time moment of the moon covering the sun.
Packing for this trip was a tricky one. When looking at the upcoming weather it seemed to be hot during the day and cool at night so layers were going to be ideal. With my family of four all piling into one vehicle, packing small was preferred. I had to try to figure out how to take everything I would need for a week into two bags, easy right? Well I’m here to tell you, I made it possible. I found pieces I could rewear throughout the week, especially the layering pieces. Packing some of your basics will come in handy when needing to wear something more than once. I also made sure to pack a couple hats to keep my face protected under the hot sun during the day and a hat is also the perfect accessory when traveling.
For Bathroom essentials, think compact and small. I packed some of my favorites that I will need throughout the trip. Clean and Clear Morning Burst is one of my all time go to face washes to start your day off feeling fresh and off to a great start. I also chose to pack Herbal Essence travel sized dry shampoo to give my hair some life on mornings we need to quickly head out on our next adventure. Since we will be doing plenty of hiking, I also made sure to pack some oil blotting pads to keep my face from breaking out after a long hike.