Come Along On Our Real Live Road Trip to Walley World
Walley World – Sorry Folks I cry like a babyWe 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 GrabOn 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 itIt 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 barfWe 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 GemWe 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 placeThe 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.
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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