Hi All! I'm here looking for some road trip advice as I was denied the adventure when I was younger. I don't really blame my parents though, if I was in their shoes I'm not sure I would have chosen to take 4 kids (extremely close in age) on more then just a day trip myself.
Anyhow, my husband is active military and will be deploying to Iraq in a couple of months, so this is our road trip home!! I'm excited to get back to NJ and for our big road trip, as we have no clue when we might be able to ever do this again.
We want to make it a 7-day or less trip, so he has time to spend with his parents before deploying. 7-days is the max. We have two planned stops thus far, one outside Galveston, TX (sp?) to visit relatives on his side and then one in Toms River, NJ to visit my grandparents. With a possible stop in Myrtle Beach for our Anniversary on the 4/7, if we are around SC at that time. Other then that we are fair game for almost everything as long as it isn't pricey.
We already have our google maps printed and our TomTom programmed for the trip, which we are planning on or around April 2nd. Our families don't know that we are going to be headed home that early (they expected us around May), so we are going to try and keep up the daily communication with them while still keeping our secret!! lol..Sneaky..
Anyway, I was wondering if anyone could provide any advice. After TX we are headed straight through FL to I-95 and then up I-95 to home, though I know there are times/areas to avoid I-95.
Any helpful tips or suggestions are welcome, as we are both major road trip virgins! :)