I'm new here and have had so much fun reading the previous posts. You all offer such valuable insight and info; thanks so much!
This summer, I am taking a 6-8 week road trip with three little ones (8,6,3), and we are hoping for little nuggets of wisdom to help us along on our journey.
The plan is to take the Oregon Trail Route from Boston to Oregon, and then down the West Coast to Los Angeles, where we will take Route 66 to Texas, drive down to Austin, and then head to the Carolinas.
I know it's quite ambitious; it's hard to get a true sense of travel time and stops, this being our first time, but we feel we can cover both routes based on our research.
We will be in a mini-van, and stopping for lodging at friend's homes, some hotels, and hopefully a few camp sites.
We have a generous budget and would love to make kid-friendly stops as frequently as possible on both routes.
Our must-sees are Yellow Stone, Grand Canyon, San Francisco, and as many Route 66 roadside attractions as possible.
Any advice is much appreciated.