Is RV trip to Alaska the best idea?

Dear Heloise: My husband wants to rent an RV and have us go on a vacation to Alaska. This will mean tight quarters with our two boys, ages 12 and 14. Is there any way to do this without going crazy? — Samantha H., Fresno, Calif.

The RV is great for eating and sleeping, but kids usually don’t do well cooped up, so visit museums, places of interest and try exploring nature in various parks.

It’s mportant to keep kids busy with chores. One of the kids washes dishes while the other one dries them and puts them away. Someone cleans the windshield, someone sweeps the floor, and so on.

Once in a while, stay in a hotel where everyone can take long, hot showers, watch TV and stretch out.

If you’re renting the RV, be sure to buy the insurance. Pack an emergency road kit and a basic medical emergency kit as well.

This is a great way to spend some time with your family. Just enjoy the scenery and your family, and take pictures. — Heloise

(Heloise is a columnist for King Features Syndicate. Send money-or time-saving hint to P.O. Box 795000, San Antonio, Texas 78279-5000, fax it to 210-HELOISE or E-Mail: Heloise@Heloise.com.)

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