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Old 05-10-2012, 07:25 AM
 
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I'm driving from northern virginia to boulder in june. Anyone made that drive? We'll have kids in tow, so in addition to a good route, I'm looking into any stops on the way that would be fun for the kids.
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:03 PM
 
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How old are they? Tiny infants in swaddling clothes?

If they are a touch older, you could do Nashville and immerse them in country music. Or, St Louis and force them to see the view from that giant arch.
Or, if you are taking I-70 due west, you will skirt Bloomington, Indiana. Are they big enough to get excited about touring a college campus? I guess not.
I-70 is such a boring drive.

And the more northern route is pretty dull also. You could see Chicago and take them up in the John Hancock or Willis(Sears Tower). But that will delay your whole trip by at least a day.

I would focus on car games.

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Old 05-11-2012, 10:55 PM
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With two kids, the best route is the quickest route. Google it.
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Old 05-13-2012, 12:28 PM
 
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Take Amtrak. It'll be far less stressful, and possibly less costly.
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Old 05-17-2012, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Fort Collins / Boulder , CO ( and Sometimes LA)
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With two kids, the best route is the quickest route. Google it.

Agreeeed!!!!

No matter how you cut it east coast to CO is painful. I reccomend sleeping the dury inn in Columbia, MO, best hotel i found on the way!!


But yeah... eather give those kids some niquil or i hope to god your laptop lasts the ride. As a fully grown adult i feel like the drive among the most painful you can do....


Just keep the treat bag / movies until you get to kansas... 10 hours of flat hell...
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