[QUOTE=WishUponAStar;1010709]I just read your Word file, I am impressed how super organized you are! I guess that is an absolute necessity with such a big party size. Two questions; what is “Pratt dinner/brunch/lunch?” and what is a “fanny pack lunch?”
I am anxious to see how much your crew ended up staying on schedule, or where/when you deviated from the plan.[/QUOTE]
This is my way of helping pass the time months before a trip. I get to daydream a bit and plan to get the most out of every day. My planning guide was one of many files I put together to plan for this trip. I also have a driving schedule (complete with stop information and mileage), a color-coded EMH schedule, camper set up overview, homemade meal plan ideas, must-do wishes for the group, and an excel spreadsheet with expenses and breakdowns. Sick, I know…It’s the teacher in me…LOL!
As for the Pratt/Stephens dinners and fanny pack lunches, we went on the trip on a very tight budget. Niether family could afford to be free with funds, so we decided to pre-cook most of our big meals. My family (Stephens) made five meals to freeze and the Pratt family made five. All meals were placed in a slow cooker (complete with a liner for quick and easy clean up) while we were out enjoying the parks. I began making meals in August as we harvested the last of our veggies from our garden. Meals included sloppy joes, chicken fajitas, split pea soup, chili, veggies 'n kielbasa and tacos. Fanny pack lunches were sandwich wraps, chunks of cheese 'n summer sausage, or pre-cooked-ready to eat hotdogs that we wrapped and placed in fanny packs/back-packs as a snack while in the parks. Of course, we also included chips and other snacks to tie us over.