We're Going Somewhere! Preparing for Our Local SNACKATION

One of our favorite family trips was a long, long drive to the mountains of Pennsylvania, taken in 2001. Sadly, because we have so many responsibilities on our small farm, we just can't seem to get away for that long. (Who would take care of all our chickens?)  Luckily, there are many fantastic places to visit within 2 hours of our home here in Nebraska, and we are looking forward to visiting a few of them over the next 2 months and sharing them here with you on the blog!

Our kids LOVE to travel. Time spent in the car is unusually pleasant.  They read, draw, watch movies, or play games. They also snack -- a lot.  We skip the expense of restaurants and bring along a couple of coolers full of yummy munchies and drinks.  One of the things we have found to be most sustaining is peanut butter and hazelnut spreads.  That's why we have planned it all out to bring an assortment of products from J. M. Smucker that we purchased at our local Walmart.  Consider it a SNACKATION if you wish...

Here we loaded up the cart with some new products that I hadn't even heard of, but they look delish:

(Yes, that is Chocolate Cheesecake Hazelnut spread you see there.. and it is a good as it sounds...)

We also found these delicious items:

• Jif To Go Dippers
• Jif Whips (New!)
• Jif Chocolate Flavored Hazelnut Spread (in Salted Caramel and Cookies 'n Cream)

I can't wait to tell you all about our first trip and what we were up to, but -- in the meantime -- you can prepare for your own car trip by picking up a few of these items at your local Walmart. I would also love to hear how you prepare for your own Snackation!

Thanks to the J.M. Smucker Company for sponsoring this post and helping to inspire our next trip. We look forward to sharing our adventures with you, and opinions are 100% our own.