Most hotels on road trips are about $100 a night.Lack of $ and consecutive vacation time.
Regret that we didn't have enough of either to do this more when our kids were younger. But life is what it is.
Took a great week this year with our 4 almost adult kids and toured St. Louis and surrounding areas. But dang, $4000 for food and lodging. Not easy with medical bills, car repairs, and college expenses. And then we all have jobs and have to synchronize time off.