We are looking into a cross country trip with 2 children (7 & 1 1/2). We live in NY. WE may fly out to CA and drive back... possibly rent a car to come home and we could get a train pass if we need to to get home comfortably if the children have had enough (but my son always loved the road trips up and down the east coast which are wonderful).
Here's the huge question... I really do not enjoy heights. It has rubbed off on my husband, after many years of marriage and he does not love them either! My concern is that we will be stuck somewhere... say maybe in the Rockies or the Grand Canyon area, and have two people (with children in tow) that are petrified and refusing to drive over mountains or "crazy bridges"! Is there a place where I can get more info on what it's like? Are there any "easy passes"? Are most of the larger routes "tame"? We would be interested in seeing the Grand Canyon, but it is extremely intimidating because of the unknown and how to get over the area to get home. I can't wait to drive through the dessert and maybe through some red wood trees.
Are there any travel topographical maps? Has anyone taken the Train across country? I can just imagine clicking away winding up and around large mountains and wanting it to stop!
Any thoughts? Are there any places for us to avoid? This trip may not be for us, or it may be fine... how do we find out?