Dodge Journey R/T
Our Dodge Journey R/T was equipped with the optional 235-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 and six-speed automatic. This crossover was a breeze to drive on freeways, mountain passes, two-lane country roads, and in urban settings, making our odyssey between Seattle and the Idaho panhandle a terrific reminder of the romance of the open road.

Our grandson's ears cupped by a wireless headset and with three channels of children's programs providing him TV satellite-based entertainment via Sirius Backseat, his only utterances had to do with fast-food cravings and pit-stop needs. And even when fully embracing the state-mandated speed limits (as high as 75 mph on some stretches), the fuel economy from Seattle to Sandpoint, Idaho, came in at a respectable 24.8 mpg.

SOURCES

Lake Pend Oreille Cruises
205/255-5253
www.lakependoreillecruises.com

Row Adventures
800/451-6034
www.rowadventures.com

Schweitzer Mountain Resort
800/831-8810
www.schweitzer.com

Silverwood Theme Park
208/683-3400
www.silverwoodthemepark.com

Sleep's Cabins
866/302-2122
www.sleepscabins.com

Western Pleasure Guest Ranch
208/263-9066
www.westernpleasureranch.com