We are an American family living in the United Arab Emirates, with an 11 and 9 year olds. We haven't been back stateside in 3 years. In July/August, we will finally be in the Minneapolis area and are thinking of a trip to Seattle. Our goal is to show "America" to the kids, mostly those things they won't get to see here in the middle eastern desert (lush greenery, mountains, American history...). We are planning a 10-day trip, a leisurely one to Seattle with a Vancouver side trip, and a fast one going back home to Mpls.
I have looked at all the other threads and suggestions but I am seriously overwhelmed! We'll have a stopover in the Blackhills, of course, but that's about what I can think of! Your help will be appreciated.