My wife and I are planning an early summer (last week in May & first week in June) road trip with our 4 kids.
Planning to leave Chicago with stops along the way in STL (see the Arch and by beloved Cardinals), something in Oklahoma (maybe), Austin, TX (a couple days with friends), Carlsbad Caverns, PHX to visit sister-in-law and take in a Cards vs. D-Backs game. Then hit the Grand Canyon, continue north to CO with a stop in Denver (more friends), then an all-nighter across the flat lands of NE & IA with a stop in Dubuque, IA to visit family before the final push back to Chicago.
I have 4 kids, ages 3-9. If anyone has made a similar trip to has suggested "things to see/do" along the way I would appreciate it.
We are planning 15-17 days on the road.
This is our first big trip as a family, everyone is very excited, and I am cautiously optimistic that this will be an unforgettable experience for the whole family (good or bad).