Last year's attempt at a classic road trip such as famous national park didn't happen. Still some baggage from cancer in the family but mostly all the conditionals from the kids and wife. Then there was recalling that never happening in my youth and if we did a trip my abusive father would yell "and we're gong to have fun dammit". Well, I think it will work this summer. This time planning seems like fun for everyone. The kids have seen photos to know their mom lies about no camping in her life. It also occurred to me they have cousins in CO same age who also have drivers licenses. That idea has it seem a lot more interesting to all of them and allow some independence. It's all smiles to see teens who want presidential suites and a mom econo without bedbugs. The mom wants mountain biking rides and the kids want concerts. I'm having fun pointing out places where cell phones won't work. Still noting firmed up but smiles remembering my dad and the movies - we'll have fun dammit.