We just returned from a road trip with our kids to Washington for Thanksgiving. I was extra grateful that the mountain passes were clear and we had an uneventful trip, but that hasn't always been the case. Several years ago we were traveling home on New Year's Day when a car of coeds pulled into the left lane on icy snowy Idaho roads on top of us. Our big pick-up went flying off the road and rolled four times. We survived the crash with cuts and bruises and thanks to our seat-belts we were held tightly in the cab even though my door was torn off.
We are all busy decking the halls for the holidays. Please take a few minutes and get your car serviced and ready for winter driving too.
Keep These Items In Your Vehicle As A Winter Driving Kit
- Ice Scraper/Snow Brush
- Non-Clumping Kitty Litter (for traction)
- General First Aid Kit
- Blanket/Sleeping Bag
- Flares/Reflective Triangles
- Toolkit/Jumper Cables
- Cell Phone/Car Charger
- Non-Perishable Food/ Drinking Water
Come to think of it, a Winter Car Kit would make a fabulous Christmas gift! What works well for you? Please share any winter travel tips. It will help me sleep better at night!
Join me tomorrow for a delicious treat I'll be sharing with you and my new neighbors.
Making for a merry and bright December.