Now here's a thread I can relate to.
For the first time, we're going to drive down from Portland.
Me, my wife, three girls and a baby. Perhaps we are insane, but I intend to make the best of it. We'll be stopping in Sacramento on the way there and back, since I have family there and it can help split up the trip.
It's 980 miles the whole way according to MapQuest. Our Minivan has a DVD player fortunately, and we're hoping that between that and a whole lot of car games we'll keep them either entertained or sleeping for most of the trip. My wife and I can switch off on driving and make judicious use of rest stops.
We're going on the 22nd of July. I'll report back how everything goes, if we survive.