We are getting ready to drive clear to California. We will be gone for 12 days, seeing all the sights there and back. AAAHHHH!!!! That is how I'm feeling right now. Can we handle that much time away from home with the kids in a van? Are we good enough parents to do it? I guess you don't know until you try. Prayer and patience and a really loud deep in your gut laugh. That is what will get us there. The kids and I haven't been farther west than Colorado so this is going to be exciting for us. Yeah for the beach!