Planning a Grand Tour of the American West for summer 2015. Will have three adults and two boys age 6 and 7. As NYC dwellers the boys are not used to cars so we would like to use Amtrak as much as possible. Thinking of starting in Vancouver and spending a day or two each in Seattle, Portland, Eugene, Crater Lake National Park... One puzzle piece that is a must is three days in the Grand Canyon where I will hike down and stay at Phantom Ranch (kids will stay on the rim with a grand parent). Any itineraries or suggestions welcome! This is a trip to celebrate my 40th birthday so we will normally frugal travels will be splashing out a bit to make the experience special.