[QUOTE=hanwill;1101419]Can you drive from Memphis? I know it would take a long time, but even at $4.00 a gallon, it might be cheaper than flying. I have not seen free dining in May, but you never know.[/QUOTE]
I have considered driving. The catch there is that my “in-laws” are going as well. We do have a mini-van, but to put 4 adults, two kids, enough luggage for all of us for a week, plus a stroller would require either some very creative roof stacking of the luggage, or two vehicles. Also, the “in-laws” are insisting we take two days to drive down and two days to drive back, which would cut a day and a half off the front end and a day and a half off the back end of the trip. I would much rather drive the 13 hours in one day and split it up between drivers, which would only cut out the half day you get when the plane lands at 11am.
I looked at renting one of the large full size vans from the car rental companies and it would be over $1200, without unlimited mileage. Rental, plus mileage, plus fuel would cost a couple hundred less than flying.