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to take my kids on this holiday...

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pointtopoint Fri 02-Nov-12 20:06:22

...1 month...

NYC across USA to SF

Then up to Canada

Vancouver to TOronto

Back (via Niagara Falls) to NYC...

Teh children are 3 and 4 (will be 3 and 5 when we travel). The kids will adore it. We have done similar stuff in the past.

Tell me this is OK... I want us to do it.

Sparklingbrook Fri 02-Nov-12 20:07:09

Do it. When do you go?

Coconutty Fri 02-Nov-12 20:07:26

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catgirl1976 Fri 02-Nov-12 20:07:46

It's fine - what are your concerns?

Go for it and enjoy

missymoomoomee Fri 02-Nov-12 20:08:00

My DH will babysit and you can take me instead smile

YANBU it sounds amazing.

Bigwheel Fri 02-Nov-12 20:08:08

Why wouldn't’t it be ok? Sounds excellent if you can afford it.

pointtopoint Fri 02-Nov-12 20:08:27

July 2013.

My DH thinks it's too long.

KnickersOnOnesHead Fri 02-Nov-12 20:08:29

Can't see why not. So long as you can afford it and won't be whinging for the next few years that you are mega skint because of it grin

Sparklingbrook Fri 02-Nov-12 20:08:35

Ooh. Just thought of boring stuff. Will the 5 year old missing school be a problem? Sorry. sad

But still do it. grin

Primafacie Fri 02-Nov-12 20:08:48

YABU to stop in Toronto. At least go to Montreal, too.

beachyhead Fri 02-Nov-12 20:09:02

I've done it with no children, one month from NYC to SF....and down to LA. I was SO SICK of the car by the time we finished, we probably did about 200 miles a day and it was tedious (the driving, not the sights!)

I would never never do that with children....Sorry

Sparklingbrook Fri 02-Nov-12 20:09:40

Oh so possibly no school missing then? If you don't do it then you never will.

pointtopoint Fri 02-Nov-12 20:10:52

We're doing it by train.

My DS LOVES trains.

5YO not in school, so problems there. DD is in school, but will finish before we go.

What's so go about Montreal? I quite fancy the CN tower!!

twooter Fri 02-Nov-12 20:11:12

Agree with above poster if doing it by car.

Everlong Fri 02-Nov-12 20:11:16

Sounds amazing.

We are doing NYC for four nights then fly over to California for 4 weeks next summer. Dc's are 6 and 13 so a lot older than yours.

When are you going?

pointtopoint Fri 02-Nov-12 20:11:41

GAH NO problems there!

EverybodysSpookyEyed Fri 02-Nov-12 20:18:46

I think the novelty of the train will wear off very quickly. would you just be taking night trains?

SoleSource Fri 02-Nov-12 20:21:30

Might be OK as thry'll be excited, really bored then used to the travelling hopefilly.

Go for it

pointtopoint Fri 02-Nov-12 20:22:00

My DS has HFA. He is train obsessed.

The train fascination will not wear off....

(But yes, mostly, we will stick to sleepers)

MumsGoToReykjavik Fri 02-Nov-12 20:23:23

YABVU - take me instead. Cheers grin

EverybodysSpookyEyed Fri 02-Nov-12 20:24:20

if you are sticking to sleepers then go for it!

GreenShadow Fri 02-Nov-12 20:26:04

I personally wouldn't do it with children, and ours were pretty good travellers.

However, you know your children and if you are happy that they will be OK with it then, fine, do it.

pointtopoint Fri 02-Nov-12 20:29:22

Ahh.. I already know I'm doing it... I just want to hear some stories to pacify my DH!! grin

THe kids will love it.

We're only doing this trip because I refused to take DS to Vladivostock on the trans siberian express!! hahaha!

discrete Fri 02-Nov-12 20:31:50

That would be way too long and too many miles for me with 2 los.

But that may be because mine always get ill when we travel.

lljkk Fri 02-Nov-12 20:34:11

Mine would whinge the whole way & exhaust me.
But good luck in your adventure.

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