Taking an old-fashioned American style vacation, where dad loaded the family up in the car, and drove across the country , required a great commitment from each member of the family, in terms of time, money, and the inconveniences of a large number of people living in close confines with each other. This was all happily sacrificed in the name of " family togetherness".
Children had to learn to entertain themselves on the long journey that driving across American by car entails. Traditional past-times for this type of trip included reading, napping, watching movies, listening to music, talking, and playing games.
Here, DK plays his micro-KORG, Monkey eats candy while watching a movie on his personal DVD player, and Stallion dreams of all the girls he will finally get to see, nearly naked, at the beach.
Back in those old-fashioned days, so very long ago, people had to rely on some very primitive technologies to make these journeys. Here, the ship navigator investigates what was called a "Magellan GPS" , for maps of which roads to take. The small device attached to the windshield is a "Sirius satellite radio" , which allows you to listen to music or people talking even in the middle of nowhere, such as driving through the mountains of Appalachia.