I have two kids ages 11 and 7. They are my world and nothing will change that. I have had a lot of experiences in my life. Some good some bad. I believe everything happens for a reason. I might not know right away but that reason but eventually it shows it's self.
I also think it would be awesome to drive to the eastern side of the state watch the sun rise sitting on the tailgate while eating cooked breakfast on the grill. Then drive to the western side of the state and watch the sunset also sitting on the tailgate. Maybe grilling some food drinking a cold beer. That would be an awesome day. Maybe make a few stops during the day see some stuff.