Only 58 days 'til departure! I'm getting anxious already. I'm pretty sure I can handle all the driving, as long as the new Wrangler holds up. Plans are starting to get firmed up. The kids are looking forward to Disneyland almost as much as I am. Rita and I are going to hit a bunch of Hard Rock Cafes on the return trip - after Chicago, there aren't any along Rt 66 until we get to Los Angeles. New Orleans will be interesting, and I'm very excited about going to Washington, DC. I still need to work on the schedule a bit - I'd like to have an extra day on the return trip in case we fall behind. Coming home a day late is out of the question, since day 30 is Benjamin's birthday.
It's almost unreal - my dream vacation coming to reality. I'm sure when I get home, one of two things will happen: either I will say "never again" or I'll start planning next year's trip!