So the thought of driving to Vegas has me intrigued. Growing up, as a kid when we use to take family vacations, my dad would load up the van and we would drive from Columbus OH to San Diego and with stops in Vegas coming back. As a kid i hated that drive, yet the southwest scenery always intrigued me. Then as the family got smaller (brother and sister growing up and moving away) we started flying which I enjoy. So comes the other day. For giggles I was playing around with google earth and maps and thinking about possibly sometime in the next 6-9 months, before summer again, loading up the car and my son and I driving to Vegas. He is 14 now, never been past Texas and has wanted to see the town that excites me. He is home schooled so that would not be a problem, just getting the days off work. As for the car, I have a 2015 Honda Civic so I am not too concerned about the ride there and back, apple maps says I can do the drive in less than 30 hours, obviously that does not take into account stopping for gas, restrooms, food and a nap. Right now, it is just a thought, I really would like to make it a reality. Gambling would not be the goal of the trip, it would just be a week of my son and I having some fun, making it educational (Grand Canyon or Zion, possibly San Diego) and fun. I would only be able to get maybe 7-10 days off work total so that could be an issue considering 3 days round trip would be dedicated to the drive. Anyone done this? What was your experience and thoughts?