experienced unique, beautiful and even bizarre sites: two
grottos, three carousels, the world's shortest and steepest
scenic railroad, the world's largest Cheeto, and Roslyn,
Wash., the town where the TV show "Northern Exposure"
was filmed. "It was six days of me, the open road, lots of
CDs and Gnarl the Gnome, who stood in for me in photos,"
she notes. "It was my all-time favorite road trip."
The Road Is Filled with a Range of Emotions
"We decided to take a break from work. My wife, two sons
and I drove from Missouri to the West Coast. We camped,
hiked, biked, laughed, got angry, made up, and learned to
love and forgive each other."
Summer Vacation 'Pin the Tail' Style
Grandpa would pull out a road map, close his eyes, point to a spot, and that's where our journey would be that summer. Always a fun trip! We never knew what to expect."
Making Good on His Word
"Not long ago my dad and I took a trip
to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, where we hiked to what's
known as Bull Pasture. Upon reaching the peak he told me
after I was born he came here and in a guest book at the
top, wrote that one day he'd bring me."
Taking a Living History Tour
"Instead of handing my granddaughter my written memoirs, I drove her there instead—visiting my childhood home, schools, church and a lighthouse on Lake Michigan.
Hearing stories from two 93-year-old aunts made the trip a joyous chapter written together!"
Life Imitating Art Imitating Life
After more than a year of careful planning, Jon, his wife
and their daughter headed off to Prescott, Ariz., and then
traveled to the west end of the Grand Canyon, where they
would hike down to the breathtakingly beautiful Havasu
Canyon. On the way, they travelled on old Route 66,
passing through several small, nostalgic towns, including
one named Seligman in Arizona. "We were surprised
to learn this little town was the inspiration for Radiator
Springs, the town the Disney movie 'Cars' was based on,"
says Jon. "My 11-year old daughter was thrilled." While
they spent only a couple of hours there, it will always be a
memory Jon and his family cherish, largely because it was
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