Hello All. I need a vacation this year and after looking at airfares etc. for a fam of four am thinking that a road trip is the way to go for our West Coast excursion. I would like to travel within the 1st 2 weeks in June with my family of 4 (2 adults and 2 kids (4 and 6 years and 1 coming))
We must visit family in both LA and WA on this trip and I would love ideas on a great route, family friendly lodging, activities, pit stops and more. The kids love to visit childrens museums, and stay in hotels and we are willing to pitch a tent at least 1 or 2 nights. (we will visit the big rat at Disney too) I love antique shops, quaint towns, good food affortable B and B's (kid friendly of course) the DH is pretty flexible but can stand a bit of MAN stuff too.
We want to begin our trip by going down to St Louis MO and return to Chicago by going through Minneapolis MN.
We will try to be as cost effective as possible but will splurge a bit when possible.
Am I nuts or can this trip be taken? Please let me know if you need more information. Thanks for your time. ls