I am about to embark on a cross country journey with my 2 yr old daughter! We are moving back to Central Oregon from my home town in Wisconsin. We made the drive to WI about a year ago and it went quite well. I did have a friend along and she was younger and napping more. I have made the drive many times taking many different routes. I love meandering around the west! I am thinking about taking 5days to drive about 6hours each day. I feel like this is the most sane way to get through it. This move is going to be a huge transition for us both and the least stress is the best!. I'll drive through her nap, and a little while she is awake and dealing well with the car seat and activities I have brought for her. We will be stopping a LOT! It will be an adventure!
I am looking for ideas for places to stop, hike, PLAY, sleep, fill up on GOOD FOOD??? and not spend a bunch of money. We will be staying in motels for the sake of a shower and a bed. No camping because of the set up and weather variables though :( I am still planning our route. I am hoping for some great suggestions from ya"ll to guide our way. Personally, my favorite route has been I-90 through SD to WY then piecing together some scenic routes through WY so I can take the Teton Pass. But that was before DD, I was traveling solo and would pull over and camp where ever. And not have a care that the next stop was hours away. By the looks of my map, it seems like Montana might offer a few more amenities??? I am open to ANY suggestions from ND, SD, WY MT and ID.
We will be heading off at the end of April, Thank you!!!