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  1. Dusten

    Dusten Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Starting next saturday, myself and my 2 kids will embark on a 3500 mile 8 day journey(trip of misery?)
    They are 11 and 7. The oldest is a girl, the youngest a boy. They are flying into Washington DC from Seattle and we are driving back to Seattle in my 2018 Mustang GT. My oldest will ride up front giving my youngest the whole back seat for room. I am posting this in pics and vids because I will update the thread with shots from the trip.
    A few rules for the trip
    1) Enjoy our selves, no schedule.
    2) No eating at chain restaurants. All meals are going to be mom and pop type small local joints. Its more fun that way
    3) If you wanna see something, say something, and we'll stop.

    This post is just an outline of the trip.

    Day 1 and Day 2 are below. I will be driving from Norfolk next Saturday to Dulles to get the kids and then to our hotel. We will probably wander DC a bit, but not much. They just spent a week in DC last year with me. Day 2, we are driving to Louisville along this route. No idea what the plan is other than driving this day. Its a long drive of about 560 miles. We'll stop if we see anything cool, but no plans.

    day 1 and 2.JPG

    Day 3 is Louisville to Kansas City. We are stopping in STL to visit the arch. Again, another very long day, 500+ miles. No plans on this day other than the arch.

    day 3.JPG

    Day 4 and 5. Kansas City to Sioux Falls and Sioux Falls to Keystone South Dakota.
    No plans between KC and Sioux Falls. We are going to do some sight seeing in Sioux falls and visit a friend, but that's the extent. From Sioux Falls to Keystone we will be checking out the badlands and anything else we see along the way.
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    Day 6 and 7
    Day 6 starts in keystone with us going to Mount Rushmore and hanging out. From there we drive into Wyoming to our next destination in Cody. Along with visiting some of my relatives on the way that live in Gillette.
    Day 7 will be spent driving through yellowstone, seeing the geysers and all the beautiful sights that the park contains. Ending in Bozeman Mt

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    Day 8 Is driving from Bozeman to Spokane Wa. With stops at the Lewis and Clark Caverns along with the Bannick Ghost town. We'll crash in spokane, visit a few friends and then the last day is just driving home. Day 8.JPG


    If you know of anything along this route that is a must see, let me know.
    If you live along this route and wanna grab some food, let me know.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Lambeau

    Lambeau Superfleck Moonbird Premium Member Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    That's pretty cool. Good job Dad.
     
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    Need 04 Wine BANNED for a Month. No more games Established Member

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    Thats some serious miles...So you work in DC but live...west coast?

    The only two id be really interested in is Rushmore and Yellowstone....I got nothing else....maybe the dunes in North East Idaho, rent some rails and give er??
     
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  4. Dusten

    Dusten Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I spent the last year in Norfolk for the Navy. My family stayed in Washington. I retire from the Navy Friday.
     
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    HudsonFalcon Premium Member Premium Member Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    Good bonding experience Dusten and not having a schedule will ensure some spur of the moment fun.
     
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  6. Dusten

    Dusten Well-Known Member Established Member

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    That's the hope. I told the kids at the hotels at night we'd research the next day to see what we can find. My youngest is honestly more excited for pools at all the hotels lol
     
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    Haha well the kid likes pools and in this heat I can sympathize.

    What about music? Gonna be a lot of different music tastes in the car.
     
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    Dusten Well-Known Member Established Member

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    My youngest will likely sit in the back seat with his 3DS or my nintendo switch. I bought a power inverter for him to plug them into.

    My oldest and I get along pretty well with music, but she has her own phone, and head phones. I usually do podcasts on long drives.
     
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    Sounds like a fun trip. Enjoy, and take a bunch of pics.
     
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    ata boy!
     
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    Spearfish Canyon and Crazy Horse are pretty cool.
     
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    Thank you for your service, sir.

    Yellowstone is really the highlight of that trip. Though, you won't be too far from Bowling Green if you wanted to tour the Corvette factory. If you went North out of Louisville, you could go to Indianapolis and visit the Museum at IMS, but that's a bit out of the way, obviously.

    Have fun! If you truly have no schedule, it might take you more than 8 days!
     
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    Dusten Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I'll have to look into it

    I've looked, bowling Green is a bit out of the way and honestly my kids could give a shit less.
     
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    Dusten Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Added a waypoint for the canyon. Thanks.
     
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    There's also 8 or 9 little casinos in Deadwood if the kids are into gambling.
     
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    Dusten Well-Known Member Established Member

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    no, sadly they aren't. But Neither am I
     
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    Make sure you have a solid pic on your Tinder profile and crush clam at every stop. Use a reputable babysitter app to cover you while hammering that stance. SVTP Dad of the year type shit.
     
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    Bring plenty of water, towels and tissues. Road trips are the best.
     
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    Wow Dusten, this is going to be a lifetime memory for all of you. Even if it’s a total shitstorm and you have to fly one or both home half way.

    Have fun and take lots of pictures!


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