As many of you know, Gerry, Jaxon, Muppet and I are piling into our Roadtrek camper van and hitting the road for a five-week trip starting tomorrow (eep!). The plan? Head south as quickly as possible and see where we end up. Our trip isn't mapped out at all but we're hoping to hit Arizona, New Mexico and maybe Texas before meeting up with my brother and parents in Disneyland on the way back. However, aside from Disneyland, all of that is up for discussion, depending on where the road (and our Lonely Planet guide) takes us.
To be honest, much of our planning has revolved around how to keep our five-year-old entertained for the long drive. We've got surprise loot bags (shhh...), activity books, homework from his teacher, audio books, craft supplies galore and, yes, some movies. Combined with frequent breaks for hikes, playgrounds and attractions along the way, we should be in good shape. But just in case, we've also smuggled along the Star Wars movies that he's never seen before as our secret weapon for when things get desperate.
I'll try to update this every few days, depending on how often we can get an Internet connection. I'm doing some work while we're on the road as well so we'll certainly be making an effort to stay somewhat close to civilization (ie: a Starbucks or some other such place with Wifi).
Wish us luck!