I am "hopefully" planning our first RV road trip for the summer. It is something that I have always wanted to do, but somehow I get outvoted and we always end up somewhere miserable, ie disney, florida in July. Im sure they are great places but I honestly think Florida/Disney is the most miserable place on earth in the summer.
So this year I want my husband and kids (ages 13, 10, 7) to experience some of America. I want to take them to Mt Rushmore, Crazy Horse memorial, yellowstone for a 2 week adventure.
My husband is really not in favor of this. He wants to go back to Disney. He did stipulate if we did go he would like to see a train museum (steam trains) and an old mining town
So my first thought was to fly north, rent an RV up there and tour around. then I got to reading everything that RV rentals dont cover that is extra. Chairs, sheets, pots and pans etc. So I would have to wonder if it would be better to rent the RV where we live, Houston TX and drive it up that way so we can take all our own crap. Xbox, BBQ, sleeping backs etc. But obviously that would cut in on pleasure days and give us more driving days. Its only 14 days. Or would it be better to haul/mail our crap up there? and rent just what we need.
So if we are up in that area, MT Rushmore, Yellowstone, Crazy Horse memorial etc.. what would you suggest for mining town, and old steam train museum?
Also, am I just completly nutso and taking 3 kids and a husband into the vastness of America just to much effort for my personal dream vacation. Should I just suck it up and go on a Disney Cruise?