In an attempt to see all 48 contiguous states before the kids graduate, we head out in different directions every year. Our first year took us from Minnesota to Florida, with stops in Illinois, Tennessee, and Georgia along the way. Last year we left here for Colorado, slipped in a stop in Vegas, and had the chance to see historic Route 66.
My kids have currently seen 23 of the lower 48, and this year we will be adding 5 more!
Our destination this year is Seattle. Along the way we hope to see Devil's Tower, Yellowstone, and Cannon Beach.
Because I have never been to any of these places, I am unsure of the must do's and the must see's. If anyone has any recommendations - I welcome them!
In the meantime, trip preparation has begun! Travelling by car for 10 days with two kids can be challenging. With the right mix of travel time, in car activities, and stuff to see along the way, a road trip can be close to painless, and even VERY enjoyable!
I plan to share with you tips and best practices over the next few weeks, as we ready ourselves for the 3rd Annual Big Fat Family Roadtrip!