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    Hi Anna! I don't have a lot of experience with...

    Hi Anna!

    I don't have a lot of experience with the destinations you will be traveling to, but as a mom who has done annual road trips with her kids I felt the need to chime in. For perspective I...
  2. As a mom, I completely understand the trade off...

    As a mom, I completely understand the trade off with the theme parks lol! And really, how can you drag your kids halfway around the world, be that close to Disneyland, and not let them experience...
  3. There's not much to see on I-5, but Castle Crags...

    There's not much to see on I-5, but Castle Crags State Park outside of Dunsmuir is very pretty:
    https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=454
    If you work up an appetite at Castle Crags you can then drive...
  4. Michael has a pretty good loop mapped out. I...

    Michael has a pretty good loop mapped out. I think in general navigating around any major metropolitan area in California is a nightmare and takes time. Honestly I think it's not possible to do a...
  5. Sticky: Feeling a bit silly lol! Definitely a tired...

    Feeling a bit silly lol! Definitely a tired mommy moment with the date.

    Thanks for the heads up with Uncle Tom's Trail, Donna! We will be at the park this June and were hoping to do the hike...
  6. Sticky: Yellowstone! So fun! So much to see and do. Here...

    Yellowstone! So fun! So much to see and do. Here are a few of our favorites:

    Grand Prismatic Spring. For the best views and to really see its colors take the Fairy Falls Trail about a mile-ish....
  7. A lot of the Oregon state parks have yurts or...

    A lot of the Oregon state parks have yurts or rustic cabins. Like Donna stated above, some lodging options may be closed due to the season, but along the coast I think you may have solid options. ...
  8. All look like great options. The birthplace also...

    All look like great options. The birthplace also gives my son another stamp in his national park passport and the option to earn a Jr. Ranger badge, which always is a hit. We were thinking of...
  9. Thank you so much for your advice! I was really...

    Thank you so much for your advice! I was really beginning to feel like I was trying to reinvent the wheel with our trip home. I'm not sure why I was putting so much pressure on myself lol! I will...
  10. Deep South Road Trip, How to Return to California June 2018

    I am planning a road trip from the San Francisco Bay Area (home) to the Deep South leaving in early June of 2018 with my two kids who will be 9 (son) and 15 (daughter) at the time. My hubby will be...
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    I do the trip from the SF Bay Area to Seattle...

    I do the trip from the SF Bay Area to Seattle every summer with my two kids (7 and 14) to visit family. It's a fantastic trip and I think you will have an unforgettable time. We've tried various...
  12. Highway 1 is gorgeous, but be prepared for a bit...

    Highway 1 is gorgeous, but be prepared for a bit of white knuckle driving. It can be narrow with steep and sharp curves. Yosemite may be difficult to get reservations if you don't have them yet....
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    Just a few thoughts on your California leg of the...

    Just a few thoughts on your California leg of the trip since I live in the San Francisco Bay Area... The traffic here can be excruciatingly brutal. Commute times start as early as 6am and go until...
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