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Check Out Our Top 5 Road Trip Essentials... and Why the Cell Phone Isn't No. 1

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Last night Hubby and I were talking about our annual Spring Break family road trip. Although we haven't quite narrowed down our Spring Break destination, we know the importance of planning ahead.
In the past Three Boys and an Old Lady blog has shared tips to help get your vehicle ready for the family road trip and even shared tips on planning the perfect road trip but this time we are sharing our Top 5 Road Trip Essentials.  Road trips have changed so much in the last 5 years.  I remember when my kids were little we would either rent a car or drive our own, nowadays you can rent someone else's car.  Yeah, you can actually rent someone else's car.   
Before you hit the road, check out our list of 5 Road Trip Essentials and see why the cell phone isn't number 1.
1.  Rand McNally Road Atlas.  There are tons of road atlases available but there's only one in the Three Boys and an Old Lady household and it's Rand McNally.  Not the el…
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It’s a favorite because 1) we ALWAYS have peanut butter in the pantry and 2) the recipe is super easy.


1 cup peanut butter (chunky or smooth, your preference)1 cup sugar1 eggDirections:
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Oh, if you are allergic to peanut butter you can substitute cashew butter.  
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