Cross Country Road Trip

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Dec 7th, 2000, 04:36 PM
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joy
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Cross Country Road Trip

It's interesting how things change from generation to generation. We always fly everywhere, either commercial or in our own airplane. Alas, our 16 year old son has been begging us to take him on a "road trip". We have finally given in and have agreed to drive from Toledo OH, to Lake Powel, and to somewhere we can take a 5 day trip down the colorado river. Does anyone have any experience or suggestions for such a trip?? We plan on stopping at as many historical places, and all historical roadside markers that we can. Also, how can we convince him this is not a trip to take his golden retriever on???
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Dec 8th, 2000, 09:38 AM
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If he is SO intent on taking his golden retriever, make him responsible for finding accomodations that will accept pets and making the reservations. What are your plans for the vacation? When will you be able to take the dog & when will you have to make arrangements to board the dog for the day? He can't just leave the dog cooped up in a motel room for the day. Worse yet, NEVER leave a dog in a car during the summer months! Is the dog crate trained? By dumping the responsibility on him, it'll make him more aware of the hindrance traveling with a dog can be.
 
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Dec 8th, 2000, 06:00 PM
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Just so you know: if by "Colorado River" you mean "Grand Canyon," be aware that these boat tours sell out about a year in advance. There's great boat tours in the Canyonlands area of the Colorado River, but don't count on the Grand Canyon unless you plan WAY in advance.

As far as historical markers, most states have books detailing them. Check out an online bookstore with the search term "historic markers" or something like that, and buy such books for the states you'll going through. Check out which markers are important to you and then make certain to stop by them. Sometimes getting five minutes off the freeway can take you a spot of much interest to you!
 
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Dec 8th, 2000, 08:34 PM
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As parents, I hardly think you need to "convince" your child of anything. Taking a dog on a road trip will more than likely be a major headache. Rich folk with their own plane ought to be able to afford a kennel for a couple of weeks. Tell Junior how it's going to be and follow through.
 
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