"Don't make me pull this car over; stop wiping boogers on your brother, keep your hands to yourself; stop breathing on your sister." If your idea of family fun on a road trip doesn't involve listening to these statements in an endless loop, a trip to Trout Lodge fits the bill. About an hour-and-a-half south of St. Louis, this YMCA resort offers lots of activities for your glued-to-the-sofa kids. In the summer, there's swimming, paddle boats, canoeing and sailing. If the closest your family gets to water is watching SpongeBob SquarePants
, then there's always hiking, tennis, volleyball and archery. And if your idea of creativity involves more than passing gas on command, you'll find an outlet in the arts-and-crafts seminars. An overnight stay won't bust the kiddies' college fund, and you won't have to hear "Are we there yet?" a million times before you arrive.