HELP! Going on a road trip was so much more fun when I was kid-less, but now, life is a bit more complex! We recently drove out from Seattle to Illinois on our move to our new house and that was an adventure even considering all we did was drive, take breaks, stop at a hotel, and travel the direct route.
We are hoping to visit friends/family in the Pacific NW next summer and this time, we would like to try to get on 66, possibly go to Disneyland if there is enough money, and then up north. The difficult point will be going with my by-then 6 year old and 4-1/2 year old boys who are considered to be moderate-to-severe on the autism spectrum, and I am wondering if anybody on the boards here has any ideas of any person or group who might possibly be of some sort of assistance. I have already learned that this is a no less than 2-adult trip, and the more, the merrier. Also, I have a friend who is fairly knowledgeable on the LA area; however, other than that, I am at a loss for ideas. Most of the research I have been doing on the autism boards are distinctly absent of long-range travel planning focusing more on the day-to-day issues.
Additionally, I would like to take time to see sights where feasible and actually enjoy traveling in warmer weather (late October was too cold for me) and make this a memorable (in a good way) trip. My oldest seems to enjoy travel, the younger one is getting interested, and this seems like a good way to introduce them to road trips that can be fun. I would like to enjoy it too!
So - I welcome all ideas and thanks to everyone in advance!