If you're like my crew we love to get in the car. The last road trip was 5 hours to Omaha, Nebraska to swim and see the Henry Doorly Zoo, which was a hit with the kiddos. A cooler and snacks are musts in our vehicle, but it never stops us from looking and buying items in gas stations.
Not all gas stations are created equal when it comes to healthy options, in my opinion. I always look for cheese sticks, jerky, or at the very least some kind of fruit to keep the munchies away. However, most things have sugar or processed options which I don't want to eat.
Restaurants have much better options than gas stations especially the sit-down ones. One of our favorite stops is Perkins because it has something everyone likes, generally easy on a budget, and I love the salad choices. It's not uncommon for me to pack my own salad dressing for road trips.
This last trip to Omaha, one of the stops on our list took us to the Durham Museum. It's a train station housing Union Pacific memorabilia and one of the displays talked about eating on the go, immediately catching my attention. With the display is a picture of a fancy dining car! This dining car is from the Challenger circa 1937 where high-quality meals were prepared by chefs using fresh ingredients and waiters stood at the ready to serve passengers.
While I may have snacks on a road trip to serve the crew it's nothing like the Challenger's fancy dining car of 1937. I wanted to share this piece of history as I found it interesting and a reminder that navigating health is a timeless pursuit.