My nephew started at the Air Force Academy about a week ago and we're planning a road trip from Orange County, CA to visit him the 1st week of September. I'm thinking of going through Flagstaff (check out the Grand Canyon with the kids), Santa Fe (wife has family there), and driving north to Colorado Springs. It's about 1200 miles and 19 hours of driving according to MapQuest and Google Maps.
Curious to hear from a few others who may have made this drive in the past and any tips or travel recommendations. We're a family of 4 and my kids are ages 3 and 7, no pets traveling.
We aren't going to fly this time and my wife keeps saying it might be better to take a train -- I'm not buying the idea that a train ride is the way to go with young kids. At least with a car, we can pull over as often as we need to.
I am open to any opinions. Thanks!