Last year, in the middle of a road trip, we asked the kids where they wanted to go and flipped a coin to choose the destination. I can’t remember which kid chose which, but one wanted to go to the ocean and one wanted to go back, closer to home, to the ice fields. The ocean won the coin toss, and so we packed up our things and headed west, along the Sea to Sky highway, heading to White Rock, BC.
That’s my ideal road trip. You’ve got a rough idea of where you’re going to go, but for the most part you stop at places that look cool, discover new things along the way and have a vague idea of things that you’ve searched for, and want to check in on along the way.
That is not Jamie’s ideal road trip. Jamie’s ideal road family road trip is one where we create a daily itinerary, have all accommodations booked along the way and it does not even include even one quick ‘hotels.com’ search for hotels that we could find along the way.
2016 Road Trip Planning
This year, we planned to take the kids to Haida Gwaii. Then, I learned I was pregnant and realized that we would be right on the edge of not being able to fly, and far away from any ‘real’ medical resources, so we put it on the table for next year.
Topping the list for this year is Utah and Oregon, maybe Montana. Still in the midst of planning the ‘where’, we’ve got the ‘when’ sorted out – but the rest, is kind of a disaster, with my go with the flow, road trip without a plan attitude and Jamie’s desire for a point form presentation and hourly itinerary. I thought that sense of adventure would sway him over to the road trip without a plan, side.
It’s going to be interesting – so if you had two days of travel (each way) and a week to spend at the destination – what destinations would top your list?