Saturday, June 12, 2010

Our Summer Travel Plans 2010 - Family Roadtrip

Ah, the open road. There is nothing like driving to your destination and experiencing the world around you along the way. I love road trips. I love planning road trips. Reading and dreaming about road trips is a wonderful pastime of mine.

What is more perfect than a summer family road trip. Parents in the front of the car singing show tunes and angelic kiddos in the backseat keeping their hands to themselves singing along with their parents and never asking, "Are we there yet?"

It could happen, no?

Yeah, right. Who am I kidding? The ideas and planning are the perfect part.

We are doing it anyway and with all my planning what could go wrong, right?

This summer we are going to take a road trip to Portland, Oregon to visit cousin Karen and will be making many stops along the way. Total mileage will be somewhere around 2000 plus or minus. I love the United States and honestly there is an infinite amount to see and do. I enjoy small tiny, ramshackle towns as much as the big cities. Our great country is so diverse in geography and history and I cannot get enough. Road trip, here we come!

I am always looking for new ideas and suggestions on attractions to see along the way so I read reviews other parents have written at Trekaroo. Since I love to perform lots of research Trekaroo is an obvious choice.

Some highlights we will see along the way:
  • Several California State Parks, we might see some Tule Elk.
  • Avenue of the Giants
  • Redwood National Park
  • Several Oregon State Parks
  • sleeping in a yurt on the Oregon coast
  • lots of public transportation in Portland
  • Portland food carts
  • Portland breweries (of course)
  • maybe a lighthouse or two
  • sand dunes
  • unique, small towns and people
  • who knows what else? That is part of the adventure to come!
Our expectations are to make many memories, bond as a family, overcome road trip obstacles, and live the adventure!

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see you on the road!

1 comment:

virginia bed and breakfast said...

The family Road Trip 2010 is a great idea to explore different states and cities of United States the Portland, Oregon is a great place to explore and it has so many attractions to see and visit.

The state parks and beaches are lovely places to visit. The road trip is a enjoyable and thrilling experience to see wonderful places and enjoy the trip.