May Long Weekend is always the kick off to summer. This weekend people will pull out their camping items, unload their trailers, and head out to their cabins. If you’ll be heading out on the highway this long weekend, here are some tips to get you there safely and help you have a great time.
Before you head out on the road, bring your vehicle and trailer into your local Integra Tire for an inspection. We’ll make sure that your tires are in good condition, your fluids are topped up, and your battery is charged.
Next make a list of all the items you need. Do you have your food supply with hot dogs, buns, marshmallows, watermelon, and bottles of water? Do you have your sunscreen, sunglasses, and bug spray? Do you have snacks for the car? Do you have enough clothes for the weekend? Do you have proper gear for the type of activities you’re going to do, such as swimsuits and life jackets? Ensuring you have everything you need before you leave the house will save you time and money.
In addition, you can make a list of pit stops along your route. If your kids love ice cream, then you can search out some local shops like Village Ice Cream in Calgary, Homestead Ice Cream in Saskatoon, and Bridge Drive-In in Winnipeg. You could also find some unique road side attractions like the The Fort Heritage Precinct in Fort Saskatchewan, the Doukhobor Discovery Centre in Castlegar, the Watermelon Festival in Swift Current, or the Blue Mountain Adventure Park in North Battleford.
Furthermore, make sure that your iPod is equipped with some great road trip music so you will never get bored along the way. It will also help to stock your vehicle up with some games for the car, like license plate bingo.
Finally, don’t forget your camera so you can capture all your fun long weekend activities! The summer always goes fast so make sure to embrace it!