Some of my fondest memories as a child were of the epic multi-day road trips we'd take as a family. Dad would drive us across the desert to see Arizona's natural and archaeological wonders. Mom would blast through Nevada in an effort to maximize the number of days spent fishing in Colorado or Montana.
Annika has proven to take after her mom a bit - prone to motion sickness, and not as enamored of long car rides as her old man. That notwithstanding, I figured we were due for a good old fashioned Family Road Trip.