The trip required last-minute chaos of closing up the house & packing hurricane essentials for our family.
My husband took care of the house – bringing everything in from outside & completely shutting down our home.
He grabbed valuables, batteries, chargers & flashlights.
I packed our clothes & ran to Target to load up on everything we’d need for a hurricane with kids:
- Convenient, non-perishable food
- Paper goods (paper towels, wipes, cups)
- Activities for bored & confined (and potentially scared) kids
With Target I was able to do a one-stop shop & pickup everything we needed for the last-minute road trip.
Of course my shopping list included Gerber Lil’ Beanies – a favorite in our house.
They are a real treat for my kids, who love the delicious taste & perfect for me because they are so travel-friendly.
We loaded the mini-van, said goodbye to our home & hit the road for safer parts.
Thankfully, we were not in an area that required mandatory evacuation, but we decided to go anyway to make it less scary & uncomfortable for the kids.
In just a few hours, we outran the storm & found sanctuary for a few days in our temporary home-away-from-home.
The kids left behind their fears & were excited by the adventure that comes with staying in a hotel.
Add in the comforts of home like their favorite snacks & they were in heaven. Hurricane? What hurricane?
In the end, we were all safe, as the hurricane passed by us without any drama.
We are beyond relieved that our hurricane cleanup only includes unpacking from the trip & opening the house.
Huge thanks to Gerber for sponsoring today’s story and encouraging everyone try their new Gerber® Lil’ Beanies Snack!
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