Thanks everyone for the warm welcome! coupevillefish
we lived in Post Falls and still have a home there that our children live in...we are just about 4 streets in from the stateline, so are really close. We have seen the laser show but the boys haven't and I know they would love it. My husband took a month off work so we could take our time doing something. If you only got as far as Indiana, not sure that is going to work for us. We wanted to stop along the way and do some things and still get back home in that amount of time. Our focus is on the boys and what they want and like. The older one went on vacation with us to Seattle and visited some places, but the younger one hasn't been anywhere. If you ask them what they want to do, their typical response is "I don't know" and they really don't as they haven't been anywhere really.
Wish we were in a position where my husband could retire and just travel, but circumstances the way they are, it is not possible. That is what we had talked about for many years, but family comes first and have to do the best we can. I would love it if we could take the boys and travel like I have heard some people do, but wouldn't even know where to begin or if it is even feasible. Whatever we do, I know we will have fun and will make lots of good memories. Thanks all for your ideas, will be checking into them.