My name is mike and my tour of duty in Iraq is coming to an end. I am planning on taking a roadtrip in july upon my return with my wife and 18 month old son. My trip begins in Ft. Lewis WA, and my destination is a small town called Alma in Colorado. I am currently deciding which route to take and was considering going east from WA across the rockies through the idaho panhandle into Montana and then south from there. I want my trip to be scenic but at the same time I dont want to be too far away from civilization in case of an emergency. My son is still a little young to enjoy a scenic road trip or camping for that matter so I need to know the best routes to take that are both scenic and in close proximity to major cities, hotels, restaurants, and random places to stop for a moment to pacify the antics of a reckless toddler. Any help, advice or points of interest would be greatly appreciated.
4-2 Infantry Division