Hi, just hoping to get some feedback from others who have maybe done this trip (or something similar). My husband and I did the coastal thing all the way down to Disneyland (before children) and it was beautiful. After Disneyland we just drove straight home (pretty much - I think we stayed in Redding, CA and drove straight through from there). My question is should we just start driving and not tell kids (ages 8, 5 & 2) where were going and go the scenic route - I'd really like them to see Cannon Beach, Redwood Forest, San Fransisco before getting to Disneyland (planning on going to San Diego as well) and then booting it home on the I-5 or doing it in reverse - driving like a bat out of hell down there and then taking a leisurely drive home? Any thoughts at all will help. The furthest we've driven with kids is about 7 hrs in one day so I'm a little anxious about driving this distance. Thanks for your input!