I'm a photographer and am going out near Salt Lake City, UT in June to 2nd shoot a wedding. Hubby said, hey maybe we should all go and make it a family thing. We have 3 girls, 4, 6, and 8. We would be traveling in our vehicle and would like to keep the overal trip cost as low as possible, obviously.
We'll have 2 weeks in June. We thought about going through the Dakota's, Mount Rushmore, possibly Yellowstone, down to UT for me to shoot the wedding, then back through the Colorado's and then home to Wisconsin.
1. Is 2 weeks enough to drive out and back? I need at least 2 or 3 days in UT to shoot the wedding and an anniversary party.
2. What other attractions along the way would be appropriate for young children?
3. Any advice on lodging?
4. How many hours a day can we travel safely? I can drive when hubby rests, but the kids will be stuck in their booster seats (we have a DVD player in the truck, a Godsend!). We'd have to many frequent stops (I'm assuming).
5. How do you save money on meals with a family of 5? I was thinking most lunches would be PB&J's. :)
Thanks for any advice and suggestions.