Is that a crazy idea?
I am in the planning stages of this right now. my plan is to stop in boulder for 4-5 days, then to SLC, possibly to boise, yellowstone, and back again. other possible stops include louisville, omaha, and returning through the U.P. of michigan.
My kids are ages 3, 5, and 7.
I am a fairly experienced road tripper. I've driven MI to Key west a few times, to boston, chicago, cleveland, cincinnati, toronto and all over michigan. We recently took the kids on a roadtrip to Atlanta. We drove it all in one day - 13 hours. The kids did really well. We also regularly drive a 4 hour trip.
My sister in SLC, and I'd be visiting friends in boulder for up to 5 days or so. I'll stay at my sister's for a couple weeks, and allow 3-4 driving days each way (any other stops along the way being 1-2 days). The entire trip would be approximately a month.
I'd plan to drive a reasonable amount of hours (I'm thinking 6-8) then stop before dark, let the kids play, have dinner, sleep, then get up early and head out again. It's possible that my husband would join us for the return trip.
Everyone that I mention this to kinda looks at me like I have 3 heads. Am I missing something??
ETA: by the way, hi! this is my first post here.