AAA predicts this Labor Day weekend will set a new post-recession high for traveling. With 28 million Americans expected to travel by car this Labor Day weekend, it may be slow going on the roads.
"Busy, really busy. There is lots of traffic on the road today," holiday traveler tom Vruwink told NewsChannel 7 when we caught up with him and his family at the Wausau Visitors Center.
The Vruwink family started their journey at 1:00 PM this afternoon, heading from their home in Wisconsin Rapids to Crandon for a camping trip.
Unfortunately for them, they must have missed the Wisconsin State Patrol's warning alerting people that peak travel times were expected to be between noon and 8:00 PM Friday.
Lucky for Vruwink, he had a group of backseat drivers ready and willing to share driving tips.
"Drive safe. Watch who is in front of you. And watch the stop and go lights," Chandler Vruwink told us.
The Vruwink clan also had a message for passengers.
"Be good in the car! Don't stress out your parents," Chelsey Vruwink shared her advice.
Parents, the boys in the group added that a good way to get your children to behave in the car is by having them listen to music.
The only complaint from the group, they were squished in the back seat of thier SUV.
Despite the long drive and traffic, both parents and kids agree the trip is well worth it.
"It's a family trip. The kids get to bring a friend along and it's great. We're all going to have a good time," Tom Vruwink said.