Hi folks! Well the time is nearing for our family trip. A trip we've been talking and dreaming about for so long now that its hard to believe its actually fast approaching. In January 2014 my wife and I and our 2 children, aged 4 and infant, will embark on a road trip to remember. While some may say why go with an infant? She wont remember anyways! We have always been firm believers that a good childhood isn't always about what you will remember as an adult but the knowledge that you did everything you possibly could, while you could, together as a family.
So. We leave January. From Canada. Its cold then and as of right now also cold in pretty much the entire continent. We are planning to head as far south as possible making the best time, responsibly, so that we are able to begin using our travel trailer for our accommodations. The plan is still very much in the works and the route is certainly not set in stone. The goal is to make the best time to california on the way there so that we can get all the Disney Land necessities out of the way first so that we can take our time coming back. We figure we have enough saved for at least 30 days and if we are careful with our spending we can stay longer if we like.
At this point my main concern is camping or trailer camping temperatures. If we want to camp along the way to California how far south do we need to go before we are able to begin cutting across to push west. The trailer has heat of course so I know we won't freeze but I certainly want to avoid freezing temperatures as much as possible.
We are thinking for drive destinations: Start in Hamilton Ontario Canada and drive to Louisville Kentucky. Then to West Memphis Arkansas. West Memphis to Amarillo Texas, Amarillo to Flagstaff AZ, Flagstaff to LA. For the most part all of these destinations are really just based on drive times so if it makes more sense to drive another hour more or less to get to a more suitable or scenic locale We are all ears, any advice will not go unappreciated!
I have the USA lonely planet travel bible and a big ol map of the USA not to mention this site and other internet resources so I guess mainly I'm looking to hear some insight from other seasoned road trip veterans who may have travelled these roads in that time of year before too so that I can do all that I can to keep my family safe on this trip.
Thanks in advance from my family to you!