A friend is going on a 10 hour roadtrip from Cleveland to Vermont with her husband, and her kids who are 5 and 4.  And I am jealous!  Unbelievable.  But I am a roadtrip convert, roadtrip fan, and if this economy doesn’t change, permanent roadtripper.  I have incredibly warm memories of my recent family vacation / roadtrips.  Last summer it was 3500 miles from CT-KY-IL-CT.  The year before it was San Fran to LA.  Then another one-way trip with my mom from KY to CT.  Driving feels like freedom.  No security lines, cancelled flights or hours and hours in an airport.  Just get in and drive.