Aww, the all american family road trip. It's making a comeback in a big way in recessionista fashion.
There is no reason for mega-starlette vacations of the 90s, no need to stay a princess castles with makeovers for 6 year olds.
No, were going back to good old simple american values. That equals family time in a car together, talking, listening to old CDs with the kid DJing from the back seat, and the parents screaming their lungs out and dancing. This means site seeing, actually getting your noses out of those blackberries (guilty), nintendo DSs, and portable dvd players to have actual conversations over math homework, thank you notes, and coloring.
We're bringing back the geography games, I spy and checking how many different license plates we can find.
It's all good times for the price of gas (if you can afford that and hopefully due to that new great trend of living within your means and driving cars that reasonably meet your needs too (I am loving my jeep compass for travel with all its storage, despite that minor dent incured from the incident in february when I was using it like a toy and had to be dug out of a snow bank. J got frustrated and took it out on the car. And it's American!)
We're headed to the highway, listening to old skool comedy and seeing nothing but good times ahead.