What happens when 6 people need to drive from one side of Washington State to the other, but only own a couple of 5-passenger sedans?
One choice is to bring both cars and coordinate meal and bathroom stops, but that costs twice as much in gas and obviously separates everyone.
Borrowing a vehicle makes sense, but there aren’t many that can comfortably carry 6 people and all the stuff that goes along with 2 adults and 4 kids. The only options are minivans or large SUVs, and each has drawbacks. Large SUVs are nearly impossible to park in downtown Seattle, and minivans are… well… minivans.
After humbling myself, renting a van, and getting the kids and the stuff situated, something occurred to me: