Building the Wagon Queen Family Truckster

We are the Griswolds, and, yes, we are heading on vacation. I have been hearing jokes all my life but love the National Lampoon Vacation movies. So we decided to create our own Griswold Truckster so we can take the kids on some awesome road trips.
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Come Along On Our Real Live Road Trip to Walley World

Walley World – Sorry Folks I cry like a baby

We drove TEN days across America to the spots in the National Lampoons Vacation Movie in our Wagon Queen Family Truckster. Our final stop on our road trip was at "Walley World" to ride the Colossus wooden roller coaster one last time. Then it catches on fire just two weeks later after it closes. Here are the final moments on our Griswold family Road Trip.

The Grand Canyon – El Tovar Lodge Cash Grab

On this Griswold Vacation Road Trip we stop at the Grand Canyon at the El Tovar Lodge just like in the National Lampoons Vacation Movie. We then drive over to Delgadillo's Snow Cap Drive-In on Historic Route 66 and get a little ice cream while meeting everyone in this small town that inspired Pixar to create the Cars Films and Radiator Springs. We then took the most amazing drive on our 3,000 mile trip across America on Route 66 to CA. Yea it was a little scary being the only car for hours out in the desert with nothing around, but we saw some of the most amazing views and the inspiration for the Pixar Cars movie.

Truckster Fire – Yeah my wife filmed it

It was going to happen, but I was hopeful that the truckster would only break down once during our 10 day road trip across America. We head to Santa Rosa New Mexico and also the Wigwam Motel #6 in this episode on our Griswold Family Vacation.

72 oz Steak – I take on the challenge and don't barf

We are off to Amarillo Texas to our next Griswold Vacation road trip stop, the Big Texan. We spent the night at the Big Texan Hotel and had an amazing steak dinner. We also did the 72 oz steak eating challenge. This was one of the highlights of our ten day trip across America. Bobby and his team at the Big Texan are the friendliest folks you are ever gong to meet and we were instantly part of their family. If you are traveling across Route 66 this is a must do! Say Hi to Bobby and the folks for us. The Big Texas Steak Ranch: http://www.bigtexan.com

Cadillac Ranch – Road Trip Hidden Gem

We head from Pop's Soda Stand on Route 66 on our last episode to Amarillo Texas to express our creative side at the Cadillac Ranch. Yes you get to spray paint Cadillacs. We also met up with our friends from ICN and CCTV to help with their Explore America Route 66 Television series.

Road Trip – Elvis, has us over to his place

The Real Life Griswolds road trip from Atlanta GA to Los Angeles CA to Wally World. On this journey we stop in Memphis TN at the Madison Hotel, Tour Elvis' mansion at Graceland and head to Oklahoma City, Arcadia to POPS soda shop. We also take in some fun road side attractions along the way.

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Building the Wagon Queen Family Truckster

We are the Griswolds, and, yes, we are heading on vacation. I have been hearing jokes all my life but love the National Lampoon Vacation movies. So we decided to create our own Griswold Truckster so we can take the kids on some awesome road trips.

Tips to plan your own road trip or vacation

Four Steps to your perfect vacation

Let’s get you on your own dream vacation.  Here are four steps I have put together for you to find the money and how to plan, so you can have a fantastic holiday.  Start Here.

Travel Tips from the Griswolds

Before you pack up your family for your own road trip or vacation, here are our top travel tips to keep the peace on your adventure.  Read More

Ways to Save for your Vacation

You don’t have to make a grilled cheese with your hotel iron to save money on your vacation.  How to Save

Vacation Movie Behind the Scenes

We are in the Vacation Movie 🙂 and so is our Truckster!  Here is a behind the scenes tour of our experience on “VACATION”.
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Disney World's Cars Masters Weekend

We don’t normally go to car shows, but this one was at Walt Disney World and we love Disney.  Pixar was there and got to give out one award “Pixar’s Choice Award” at Disney’s Cars Masters Weekend and we won!  WOW.  What a cool award to get and a great event.
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