I'm not sure if we're crazy for even considering this, but I'm planning on going to CA for 6 weeks or so this summer. With airfare being so outrageous at the moment, for the first time we are thinking about driving out there from Pennsylvania. The last time we drove cross country was 16 years ago when we moved from CA to PA, we did it in 3 days in a Uhaul pulling our car on a trailer and we only made one stop along the way to sleep. Not something I would want to do again!
This time, my husband is working and can't go, but we have a full minivan regardless. Me, my son age 25, his wife and 15 month old baby; and my younger kids ages 14, 10 and 6.
We want to stop and see a few things along the way, such as the Grand Canyon, but our primary focus is to get to CA as fast as possible, to minimize the trip costs. (We'll be staying with family once we get there).
With my son and I tag-team driving, is it realistic to make the drive in 5 days? Obviously, we're going to have to make stops to let the kids escape from the car and run around. They are all pretty good travelers, but still have never spent time of this magnitude in the car.
Any suggestions or pointers would be appreciated!