Vacation is coming up later this month, but where to go is the question.

Due to an extremely busy schedule for my children's summer activities, trying to plan a family vacation this year has been a chore. Combine that with some weird scheduling at work, and it gets even more confusing. Finally, a week that works for everyone has been chosen. Now, where to go and what to do?

I like to road trip, and my wife is good with it, but cramming my whole family into a Chrysler mini van and heading out on a long trip can be trying. We don't visit most of our relatives due to the drama. We've pretty much ruled out a beach trip because everything seems to be booked. We've done Silverwood theme park in northern Idaho and Roaring Springs water park near Boise the past couple of years with good results, so those will be our go to plans this month. Just as long as it doesn't turn out like it did for the Griswold family in "National Lampoon's Vacation".

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