My son and some friends (17 and 18), fresh out of high school, propose to roadtrip half way cross country -- 1,200 miles -- out and back in a week. By my math its at least 24 hours each way, meaning 4 days out of 7 spent driving to complete the round trip. I'm skeptical of such a trip for relatively new drivers -- but apparently my wife and I are alone among all the parents?
What am I missing? Or are the other parents out of touch?