Trigiani - Family Fun or a Death Sentence on Four Wheels? - Fri, Nov 1st 2013 by AM640 published on 2013/11/01 19:52:54 +0000 Twenty-eight hours and 50 minutes. That's how long it took three men to drive across the United States, from New York City to Los Angeles, smashing the record. According to a Google maps search, that should take 42 hours. This got Tina thinking about road trips. More specifically, road trips with the family. Is the “golden age” of family road trips behind us, now that we have high tech gadgets and gizmos (TVs, DVD players, smartphones, tablets, video games) to distract us while traveling long distances with the family? Family road trips – delightful experience or death sentence? One caller described his heroic drive home from Florida after suffering a painful injury.