Are You Planning A Road Trip For Thanksgiving?

Are your grown children spending Thanksgiving with the in-laws this year? Perhaps you still have children living at home, but you have decided to spend the Thanksgiving weekend with friends or extended family members who live in another city or town. Your kids might even be very excited about visiting their grandparents who live on a farm. Whatever the circumstances of you planning a road trip for this Thanksgiving, from finding out about tow truck services along the way to making sure your car is in good travel order, here are some ideas that might help you plan a memorable and fun Thanksgiving. 

Plan Carefully: If you've been on many road trips in the past, you are already more than likely thinking of what needs to be done before you even leave your house. Part of the plan is probably getting your vehicle checked to make sure it is in perfect working condition. After you're sure that the car is going to be reliable on the trip, think of what you should take with you. Obviously you'll be packing your clothes, but think of extras you might need. For example, don't forget to pack a flashlight for each person in the car. You probably won't need it, but it might prove to be a good thing that you packed them. For example, perhaps you are staying at a home that keeps all of the lights off during the night. You and yours might be very happy to have the flashlight that can get you to the bathroom in the middle of the night! Pack a first aid kit, snacks like apples, and water bottles, too.

Plan For The Unexpected: Even if you have planned carefully, there is always the possibility of an unexpected problem. For example, you might have need of a tow truck service because of car trouble or even if you have an accident. Before you leave your house, find out where there are tow truck services along the way. Take the phone number of more than one tow truck service so that you'll be able to call on one that is nearest to where you are stranded. The great part about tow truck services is that they are usually open seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day, and they can be reached even on a holiday like Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day. Keep the tow truck numbers in your wallet and in the glove box, just to make sure you can access them in case of an emergency. The tow truck driver will have all the equipment needed to load your vehicle and to transport it to a place where it can be fixed.