Trip Across the U.S.

We have been so fortunate to take some amazing vacations because of this travel hacking game.  So I think my next vacation plan may surprise since it doesn’t involve flying.  As I wrote in my first post, when I was about 8 years old, my entire family (excluding my oldest sister) took a trip across the country.  Can you imagine taking a trip across the country with 2 adults and 10 kids in a van.  Here are a couple of pictures from the trip.  Can you pick me out of the crowd?

Now that our kids are getting older and at the request of my sister-in-law, I’m thinking we should take a trip across the country.  I’m hoping that it will be us and my husband’s twin’s family (and any other family members who would like to join us).  My sister-in-law has wanted to take this kind of trip as long as she can remember.

We know that it will take some serious planning so we’re thining of taking the trip the summer of 2013.  I have to put some a lot of thought into what we want to do and see and that may dictate our route.  Personally, I want my kids to see the Grand Canyon, the Rockies and Mount Rushmore.  What a great way to teach the kids about the U.S. and for them to get a different perspective on life.  And I’d like to sneak in some visits with friends along the way.  A lot of my dad’s family lives in California, so I definitely want to see them.  And we have some friends in Colorado we’d like to visit.

I’m going to do some research on if there are web sites to help plan a trip across the U.S. and I’ll share what I find.  I’m hoping that some of my readers will have suggestions on places we should visit.

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