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This easy fall trail mix recipe is perfect for fall adventures- road trips, girls’ weekend and fall festivals. A few healthy ingredients you can find at any grocery make this an easy go-to recipe.
The look of awe, wonder, and joy on my daughters’ faces made all the work worth it. They were in complete bliss- eyes wide with wonder, peppering me with a million questions and running in circles of euphoria.
We had road tripped over seven hours and arrived at a hotel that was cold and roach infested- despite high reviews on travel sites. After changing rooms well after 8 pm, we then woke up at 3 to bundle up and drive to the field.
The traffic was insane- everyone was headed to the same place and I wondered if it was even worth it. “What the heck are we doing?” I thought to myself as we waited patiently to file our car into the crammed parking lot.
And then we had to walk- far, to get to the field.
The Best Family Road Trip of All Time
You are probably wondering why we even did this- and honestly, it seemed crazy.
Until the magic started to unfold right before our eyes.
Masses upon masses of people and gear descended upon Balloon Fiesta field to prepare for the predawn Mass Ascension of hot air balloons. And my kids and I were mesmerized- not to mention addicted. We won’t miss the Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque in the future because it’s just so amazing.
We love to go on new adventures as a family- and are so proud to have partnered with DASANI® Sparkling to bring you both our favorite easy fall trail mix recipe, along with packing trips for fall festivals. And- you have a chance to win an all expense paid VIP Balloon Fiesta experience for four people too!
Fall Festival Packing List
Whenever I am headed out for an adventure (whether that be a fall festival, family road trip, or girls’ weekend) I like to have a few items on hand to keep everyone comfortable and happy. I never leave home without the following packing list:
- A warm blanket that doubles as a picnic blanket
- Hand sanitizer
- Easy Fall Trail Mix Recipe (printable recipe below)
- Mini cooler with ice
- DASANI® Sparkling (available in Berry, Black Cherry, Meyer Lemon, Lime, Raspberry Lemonade, Tropical Pineapple, Watermelon, White Peach, Strawberry Guava, Blood Orange and Pink Grapefruit)
This packing list makes it easy for me to prep for adventure, especially since I can get everything I need for the food and drinks at Kroger.
I just keep the hand sanitizer (anyone else a bit neurotic about germs?), blanket and cooler in our garage next to the car so I can be ready for adventure at the drop of a hat. To find out what we packed for the festival trip, check out our Balloon Fiesta packing list here.
Then I just find my local Kroger store using the store locator to find a Kroger or Kroger banner store- and grab the items I need for the adventure before we hit the trail. Super easy.
Win A Trip to 2019 Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque
So now for the sweepstakes! DASANI® Sparkling wants to join you on your next adventure. With so many flavors to choose from, DASANI® Sparkling has a flavor for every adventure you take!
October 1st through November 15th, you can enter for a chance to WIN an experiential trip to Albuquerque, NM for the 2019 Albuquerque International Hot Air Balloon Festival! Entering is as easy as 1 and 2.
- Take a pic of your favorite flavor of DASANI® Sparkling
- Post it to Instagram or Twitter using #DasaniSparkling AND #FlavorContest
The Grand Prize winner will win a trip to the 2019 Albuquerque International Hot Air Balloon Festival in October 2019 for the winner plus 3 guests!
The prize package consists of round trip, coach-class air transportation for 4 from a major airport near the winner’s home; 3 nights’ accommodations; rental car; 2 Gondola Club passes (2-day passes) to the Festival; a hot air balloon ride for winner and 1 guest; $1,000 spending money; and travel agent services.
Doesn’t get much better than that! Now go enter for your chance to win!
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Legal residents of certain U.S. states and D.C., 18 years or older.Ends 11/15/18.For rules, hashtags, alternate methods of entry, odds, prize and complete details, visit http://cbi.as/a2gej. Void in CT, FL, IA, ME, MA, MN, NH, NJ, NY, ND, OK, PA, SD, and VT and where prohibited.
Easy Fall Trail Mix Recipe
- 1 cup pretzels
- 1 cup almonds (or nuts of your choice)
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 cup cheese crackers
- 1 cup dry cereal of your choice
Toss everything together in a large plastic bag. Serve on your next fall adventure!