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Road trip with kids: East Coast to Oregon and back

I’ve been following the year-long road trip that Chris Elliott, who writes the Travel Troubleshooter column that runs in The Miami Herald’s Sunday travel section, is taking with his wife and their three kids, ages 5, 6, and 9. Chris and his wife, Kari Haugeto, are blogging about the trip. Up next is a cross-country trek that they are calling the Oregon Trail. It’s not the wagon trail that pioneers followed in the first half of the 1800s, but their own route. They’re off to Deadwood, S.D., one of my all-time favorite road trip discoveries, where you can still find traces of the Wild West, including the nightly re-enactment of the shooting of Wild Bill Hickok.  For good info about road trips with youngsters, check out their blog here. Below is their route for this leg.