Hi everyone, thanks in advance to those who take the time to respond to this post.
My family is heading from Edmonton Alberta Canada to Anaheim California USA at the end of June. We are road trip fanatics and as such we will be driving. My kids are excellent with road trips (ages 10 and 12) as we tend to make them every summer. This - will be - by far - the longest road trip to date. We do Edmonton to Kelowna in less than a day... 10 hours give or take... and can do all of Vancouver in one day, from Kelowna. Yes - there and back.
My questions are: We intend to leave on June 25th (bright and ealy... which will turn into about 10 am, as usual. :p ) We were looking at going down through Montana (stopping somehwere in that state the first night) and Vegas the next and spending a night or two there as Anaheim is apparently only 4 to 5 hours away. We are booked in for 10 days at a hotel in Anaheim... starting on the 28th.
6 days at disney.. 1 at universal and 3 days for San Diego Zoo and beaches. We are intending to be back between the 15th and 17th of July, returning up the coast, not through Vegas. Is this enough time or am I living in a fantasy?
Does anyone have any sight-seeing ideas for the trip back? Or any additional routes that may be of interest?
Also, I get conflicting stories on Vegas being appropriate for children. I have never been nor has my husband... we do not gamble but heard the shows etc are fantastic. On the flip side, we heard we might have to explain some things to our children. Any thoughts? :P