Unfortunately, this trip will probably need two weeks of vacation time, and I know that Frank and I can not take that much time off from work, when we have other plans throughout the year. Also, if we had a 4th gen, we would definitely think of doing the first part of the run.
I do however love the idea of the different scenery/destinations, because this gives the chance for others that live up North and West to experience this event.
The dates sound much better for those that are still in school.
Someone had mentioned about having two runs throughout the year. Maybe a summer one for the West Coast, and a fall one for the Southeast Coast. I know that would be a LOT of work in the planning two big events, but that would be an AWESOME idea!!!
Debbie, you also have to keep in mind, that you have many here that have offered to help you with the planning stages, so that it all isn't on your shoulders. You have done a GREAT job with all the planning for the past events, and we all know how time consuming it has been.