Greetings! I am just starting to research a summer road trip (summer of 2005) and I would like some practical and common sense ideas from parents that have travelled with kids. My son and I will have 6 weeks to travel from Upstate New York to Lake Havasu City, AZ and back home again. I have ordered my laminated wall map (so my son can help "plan" the trip) and have recently purchased several books on making a trip like this. But I would love to hear from other parents on how they survived the trip, what you brought with you to keep the kids entertained, snacks, drinks, etc....Anything you found helpful or disasterous...I'd really like to know!