Going On A Trip (Game)


We’re going on an RV trip! Help us get ready…

I had such grand plans for my day off today. I was going to get up early and go hiking in Lamar Valley with Jayne and then write up a post about it this evening complete with pretty pictures.

Then I got sick and hardly slept last night. I had to text Jayne and cancel on her in the morning, then I rolled over and went back to bed for a few more hours.

Still, today’s a post day and I have to put something up. Concentration is lacking for a deep, thought provoking post and nothing else interesting has happened of late, so instead, how about a game?

We’re all getting ready to go on an RVing trip. In the comments below, list one thing you’re going to make sure we don’t leave behind. The catch is each new item has to begin with the next letter in the alphabet.

To start things off, I’m going to make sure we have an air conditioner, because it’s the middle of summer!

Now the next person to comment lists something beginning with the letter “B”, the person after that “C”, and so forth. Your item can be as practical or far-fetched as you want. It’ll be interesting to see what all we end up loading in our hypothetical RV, haha.

One last thing. Understand that first time commenters need to have their comments approved by me before it’ll show up on the website (it’s how I keep spam out), so we may have some duplicate letters and that’s okay. This isn’t something to be taken too seriously, just a fun way to pass some time while I’m stuck home sick.

Have fun!

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102 Responses to Going On A Trip (Game)

  1. Greg August 6, 2015 at 12:38 pm #

    Bear Spray!

    • Becky August 6, 2015 at 1:00 pm #

      Good one Greg!

  2. Ron August 6, 2015 at 12:52 pm #

    Might be a good idea to bring your COMPASS. Hope you are feeling better soon.

    • Becky August 6, 2015 at 1:00 pm #

      Thanks Ron, yes that’d be a good thing to remember. 🙂

  3. Joe August 6, 2015 at 12:57 pm #

    Dog – RVing is the best way to travel because you can bring your dog!

    • Becky August 6, 2015 at 1:01 pm #

      Awww, he (or she!) will surely have a good time on our trip Joe!

  4. Jerry Minchey August 6, 2015 at 1:32 pm #

    After “Dog” we don’t need earmuffs in the middle of August, so how about earplugs to keep the sound out or earbuds or earphones so you can listen to your music?

    • Becky August 6, 2015 at 4:30 pm #

      Sounds good Jerry!

  5. Patrick Sikes August 6, 2015 at 1:45 pm #

    How about a Fly Swatter??

    • Becky August 6, 2015 at 4:31 pm #

      Good thinking Patrick, can’t let those pesky buggers invade the RV 😉

  6. Bonnie August 6, 2015 at 2:14 pm #

    garbage bags – pack in and pack out!

    • Becky August 6, 2015 at 4:32 pm #

      That’s very Eco-friendly of you Bonnie, good idea!

  7. Robin August 6, 2015 at 4:03 pm #

    H2O – need to stay hydrated

    • Becky August 6, 2015 at 4:34 pm #

      Definitely Robin, especially in warm weather.

  8. Angela August 6, 2015 at 4:09 pm #

    Don’t forget your HATS!
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    • Becky August 6, 2015 at 4:35 pm #

      Nice one Angela! The sun can be brutal.

  9. Cherie August 6, 2015 at 4:31 pm #

    We simply must have ICE CREAM 🙂

    Get feeling better Becky!
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    • Lynn August 6, 2015 at 4:35 pm #

      Jacks to help level the rv.

      • Becky August 6, 2015 at 8:06 pm #

        Very handy Lynn!

    • Becky August 6, 2015 at 4:36 pm #

      I’d agree, no summer trip is complete without it Cherie!

  10. Bob's Gotta Bus! August 6, 2015 at 6:28 pm #

    Jalapeno peppers to spice things up. Jelly, for those peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. And if we eat too much, a jump rope to work of the calories. Are we done with the J’s yet?

    • Becky August 6, 2015 at 8:06 pm #

      I think you’e got the J’s well covered Bob. 😀

  11. Linda August 6, 2015 at 7:09 pm #

    keys for the RV

    • Becky August 6, 2015 at 8:07 pm #

      Wouldn’t want to forget those Linda!

  12. Cate August 6, 2015 at 7:10 pm #

    Our favorite Keepsake (different for each of us so if they are small maybe several Keepsakes)so we always have a reminder of a special place on the road less traveled.

    • Becky August 6, 2015 at 8:07 pm #

      Good one Cate. 🙂

  13. Skye August 6, 2015 at 7:14 pm #

    Kibble, for our best friend (above), a Kitten to keep the Dog company when we’re at work and Kangaroo shoes, cos’ we like to travel LIGHT! Make sure to eat some of Cherie’s Ice cream & feel better SOON.

    • Becky August 6, 2015 at 8:08 pm #

      Oooo, all good things Skye. And thanks, going to be curling up in bed with a book soon, hopefully tomorrow will be better.

  14. lea August 6, 2015 at 7:15 pm #

    Loo paper!

    • Becky August 6, 2015 at 8:09 pm #

      Yes Lea! The kind that disintegrates easily in the black tank. 🙂

  15. Frank August 6, 2015 at 7:54 pm #


    • Becky August 6, 2015 at 8:09 pm #

      Wouldn’t get too far without that Frank, for sure!

  16. Ken August 6, 2015 at 8:02 pm #

    Nuts in case you get the munchies.

    • Becky August 6, 2015 at 8:10 pm #

      Mmmm, cashews are my favorite Ken.

  17. Marsha August 6, 2015 at 8:32 pm #

    O2 Cool fan. Dinosaur National Monument is HOT.

    • Becky August 7, 2015 at 12:04 pm #

      “Cool” one Marsha. 😉

  18. Ron August 6, 2015 at 9:10 pm #

    OH NO, I thought we would be to Z by now. Are you feeling better yet?

    • Becky August 7, 2015 at 12:05 pm #

      I was already in bed when you asked this Ron. I slept until about 10 minutes ago, haha! I am feeling better today thanks.

  19. Dave August 6, 2015 at 9:22 pm #

    Pop Tarts

    • Becky August 7, 2015 at 12:05 pm #

      Unfrosted blueberry? That was always my favorite type.

  20. Monica August 6, 2015 at 9:29 pm #

    The list was up to “P” when I got to the bottom of it; so I think there should be POLES, hiking poles that is. Or, maybe PEPPER to cook dinner with.

    Also, just finished reading from the beginning. A lovely read. Although, I do admit to skimming through the posts relating to things like taxes and health care. Being Canadian they just weren’t relevant for me.
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    • Becky August 7, 2015 at 12:09 pm #

      Hiking poles will come in handy. 🙂

      If you’re looking for more information about taxes/health care for Canadian RVers, Rae over at http://travelswithmiranda.uskeba.ca/ would be a place to start. She full-timed in a Class C motorhome for several years.

  21. Ron M August 6, 2015 at 9:33 pm #

    Quad (ATV) to ride.

    • Becky August 7, 2015 at 12:10 pm #

      Fun Ron!

  22. EmilyO August 6, 2015 at 9:36 pm #

    Quiz to keep our minds sharp.

    • Becky August 7, 2015 at 12:11 pm #

      Good idea Emily. 🙂

  23. jim August 6, 2015 at 9:39 pm #

    We need a nice soft quilt to wrap up in. Hope you get to feeling better soon.

    • Becky August 7, 2015 at 12:16 pm #

      Mmm, nothing like a good quilt on a cool night Jim. 🙂

      I slept well over 10 hours last night. My nose is still stuffy this morning, but the sore throat seems to be gone!

  24. Jodee Gravel August 6, 2015 at 9:51 pm #

    Refrigerator – fully stocked with both eats and drinks. Sorry you missed the hike, but the game’s fun too 🙂
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    • Becky August 7, 2015 at 12:20 pm #

      I’m delighted so many people are participating Jodee, it’s made my day brighter. 🙂

  25. Mike in IL August 6, 2015 at 10:43 pm #

    Hope you’re feeling better.

    • Becky August 7, 2015 at 12:22 pm #

      I am Mike thanks. A smoothie would sure hit the spot right now.

  26. Rhonda August 6, 2015 at 10:59 pm #

    A thermometer might help to know how to dress in layers….:-)

    • Becky August 7, 2015 at 12:26 pm #

      Nice Rhonda!

  27. Natalie Henley August 6, 2015 at 11:02 pm #

    Toothbrush and toothpaste…happy, sparkling smiles for the happy campers

    • Becky August 7, 2015 at 12:30 pm #

      Wouldn’t want to forget those for sure Natalie.

  28. Christi August 6, 2015 at 11:09 pm #

    An Umbrella for those rainy days!

    • Becky August 7, 2015 at 12:31 pm #

      Haha, I actually forgot mine at work on Wednesday Christi, luckily the past two days have been sunny. 🙂

  29. Biz Crate August 6, 2015 at 11:25 pm #

    And our zero-gravity chair to relax after a fun day hiking with our dog and cat, sipping our H2O, eating jelly sandwiches and ice cream.

    • Becky August 7, 2015 at 12:38 pm #

      I have always wanted one of those Biz, everyone says they’re comfortable.

  30. PJ August 6, 2015 at 11:44 pm #

    Vaseline – for chapped lips from hiking!

    • George August 7, 2015 at 4:05 am #

      Water hose. I left mine one time.

      • Becky August 7, 2015 at 12:56 pm #

        Ooops! Sorry to hear that George.

    • Becky August 7, 2015 at 12:38 pm #

      Always good to have PJ. 🙂

  31. Randy August 7, 2015 at 5:10 am #

    Xylanthrax for the grill. Don’t want to have to eat cold weenies.

    • Becky August 7, 2015 at 12:42 pm #

      Indeed not Randy. 🙂

  32. Rick August 7, 2015 at 5:13 am #

    Since the people in the campsite next door are singing Karaoke and drinking all night, I’ll be taking some Xanax along.

    • Becky August 7, 2015 at 12:43 pm #

      Hate it when that happens Rick, good choice.

  33. lostAnnfound August 7, 2015 at 5:34 am #

    Yogurt for a delicious snack!

    • Becky August 7, 2015 at 12:44 pm #

      Love yogurt for breakfast Ann, especially with granola in it. 🙂

  34. Cathy August 7, 2015 at 5:46 am #

    Zillions of chargers for phone, iPad, DVD player, vacuum, blue tooth speakers, etc.

    • Becky August 7, 2015 at 12:44 pm #

      Haha, because heaven forbid someone come up with one charger that can charge all devices Cathy. 😉

  35. Cheri Peine August 7, 2015 at 6:09 am #

    Zinc oxide sunscreen. No sunburn for us!

    • Becky August 7, 2015 at 12:57 pm #

      Wouldn’t want to forget that Cheri, I burn easily. 🙂

  36. Marcia GB in MA August 7, 2015 at 6:42 am #

    I am late to the party but enjoyed everyone’s responses. What a fun game! We’ll play it with our granddaughter next week when we go camping.

    • Becky August 7, 2015 at 12:57 pm #

      It’s a good way to pass some time Marcia, glad you enjoyed it.

  37. Dawn from Camano Island August 7, 2015 at 7:11 am #

    Becky, what fun! Hope you’re feeling better–I’m amazed that you commented all along in spite of not feeling well.

    On a somewhat but not completely, different note–if one wanted to volunteer at Yellowstone for a month or two, what would your recommendations be? Jim told me that he had no interest in volunteering but would love to go with me while I volunteer & he went fly fishing every day. It’s a long-held dream of his. Thanks in advance for your input.

    Take good care!

    • Becky August 7, 2015 at 1:00 pm #

      Well, this was a good way to pass the time while stuck in the RV anyway. I’m surprised it went over as well as it did, thanks everyone for the smiles. 🙂

      You’ll have to get in contact with the NPS for volunteering, and I’m afraid I don’t know much about that since I don’t work for the NPS myself. I think if you search out the official Yellowstone government webpage there are links on there on how to volunteer, good luck!

  38. PamP August 7, 2015 at 8:03 am #

    Reply to Dawn; start out to National Parks website and look for volunteer opportunities. It will tell you how to apply. Popular parks of course fill up fast. You might try a State Park first to get some experience. Its not uncommon for only one of a couple to be the volunteer.

  39. Kris August 7, 2015 at 8:41 am #

    Shall we start over with A? How about an Air Bed? I’m not sleeping on the ground!

    • Becky August 7, 2015 at 1:00 pm #

      Works for me Kris!

  40. Tom Reed August 7, 2015 at 9:50 am #

    Feel better and take care…..

    • Becky August 7, 2015 at 1:07 pm #

      Thanks Tom, I am feeling better today.

  41. ghsebldr August 7, 2015 at 10:25 am #

    Starting over? Couldn’t find a double a so AAA card.

    • Becky August 7, 2015 at 1:12 pm #

      Works for me!

  42. Ed@Chasing Sunrises and Sunsets August 7, 2015 at 11:18 am #

    3 calling birds…oh, that’s another game. Sorry! 🙂
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    • Becky August 7, 2015 at 1:12 pm #

      Silly Ed. 😛

  43. Yvonne August 7, 2015 at 4:04 pm #

    Great game!! Hope you are feeling better. I’d definitely want a Back-up camera!

    • Becky August 8, 2015 at 10:01 am #

      One that has zoom capabilities Yvonne, unlike my phone camera. 😉

      Yes, I am feeling better, thanks!

  44. Contessa August 7, 2015 at 7:22 pm #

    For W I would have added wino or under the V vino :))
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    • Becky August 8, 2015 at 10:02 am #

      Hehe, happy hour is a good thing. 😉

  45. Amber August 8, 2015 at 8:47 pm #

    I’m late to the party this time. Loved reading through this though. Sometimes it’s nice to just read something fun! Great idea for a sick day post! Glad you are feeling better.
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    • Becky August 9, 2015 at 10:11 pm #

      Glad you enjoyed it too Amber. I always go back and respond to comments no matter how old the post is, so people can keep posting items if they wish. 🙂

  46. Bruce & Aloma August 10, 2015 at 10:08 am #

    We really enjoyed reading your GAME…very clever. Glad you’re feeling better. We ALWAYS enjoy your posts!

    • Becky August 10, 2015 at 10:44 am #

      Thanks Bruce and Aloma, glad you enjoyed this post. It was a lot of fun. 🙂

  47. Skye August 10, 2015 at 12:47 pm #

    a double ‘AA’ that’d work, tho’ not for you, Becky ;), would be AARP card !

    • Marcia GB in MA August 11, 2015 at 6:21 pm #

      Or AA batteries. Campers always need those.

      • Becky August 11, 2015 at 8:02 pm #

        Haha, both solid choices Skye and Marcia. 🙂

  48. Mike B August 12, 2015 at 10:15 am #

    That was fun to read through!

    • Becky August 12, 2015 at 8:23 pm #


  49. frugalrvgals August 13, 2015 at 5:30 am #

    Fun game. Enjoyed reading through the list. Used to play this when I was a kid…but we were going on a safari. We had to repeat the whole list after each letter. It kept us kids occupied for a long time.
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    • Becky August 14, 2015 at 7:42 pm #

      Never played it when I was young, but I remember long car rides spent playing similar games with my brother at the suggestion of our parents, so that we’d quit bugging them. 😉

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