Originally Posted by Blueclyde
Just went to Bama Gulf Shores with the family over Easter and the week that followed. Left from Shelby Twp and stopped in Cullman, AL on the way down. Made the reservation well in advance. On the way home we drove straight through. Third year in a row executing this plan. It's just shy of 17 hours straight though. It's always easier going straight through on the way home.
Yes, the "we'll be home when we stop" seems to be a better motivator.