We have never travelled by road in the USA before. I am the only one who's been there (CA, MS) and YES i know it's a big place.
My husband is desperate to go to the Chili Bowl in Tulsa, and i would like to take my kids to Disneyworld in FL, as well as Daytona. Because we can only take time away from our small business over the Christmas/New year period (please no suggestions to do it at a different time, i am not interested in that!), we will be travelling January 2015. Coming from a week or so's stay in Hawaii (Honolulu).
We have about 2 weeks to do it, wanting to spend at least 3 days in FL for Disneyworld and Daytona - also how far is it down to the Florida Keys? Am i wanting to fit too much into too small a time?!
We have travelled LOTS with our kids in the car (we have done long road trips before, and live in a rural town ~400km from our state's capital which we visit often and do weekly/fortnightly trips for 1-2 hrs on country roads), so it wouldn't be too new an experience for them, but i have NO idea as to the roads, sights and points of interest on the road (would we go thru Arkansas, TX, Georgia, etc?!)
As you can see i have really no idea of what might be involved, even if, in fact, this sort of trip is even a possibility, or i am just dreaming!!!
My kids (B,G,G,B) will be 10, 8, 5 & 2 at the time of travel.
My husband is not overly keen on historical sights etc, he gets "excursion sickness" if you get my drift! :-) would be looking for suggestions on best routes, quickest routes, roadside diner experiences (which we haven't had before), etc.
Thanks for any help or responses offered.