On April 14, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt had a private peek at Beat writer Jack Kerouac’s original typed scroll manuscript for On the Road during a visit to the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas.
While pregnancy and kids have never hindered the family from travelling in the past, the Jolie-Pitts should think about taking one last vacation before the new baby comes, and OK! has thought of the perfect plan!
Inspired by Kerouac’s classic novel about traveling across mid-century America, OK! has designed the perfect road trip get-away for Brad, 44, Angelina, 32, Maddox, 6, Pax, 4, Zahara, 3, and Shiloh, 23 months.
Piled into a spacious, family size RV, the clan can first head up to Amarillo, Texas, which is less than a day’s drive from Smithville, Texas, their home base while Brad films Tree of Life.
"Brad and Angelina can rent one of our 30-footers," says Judith Robinson, reservation specialist at cruiseamerica.com. "They sleep seven. It has two queen beds and three singles. Kids love it — one of the beds folds out of the kitchen table! And there’s no problem with Angelina RVing, even though she’s pregnant. Just as long as she doesn’t go on any dirt roads!"
From there, they can follow the historic Route 66 and visit the many kooky roadside attractions that dot the path back to Brad’s hometown of Springfield, Mo. The weekend trip will give Brad a chance to show his family how he spent his childhood vacations, camping with his mom, dad, brother and sister in the Ozarks. "I’ve got to do it all," Brad said of his love for the open road. "I’ve got to see everything."
One person who won’t be hitting the road with the Jolie-Pitts is George Clooney! "Even one kid running around my villa makes me nervous," says George about his sprawling home in Italy’s Lake Como region. "I really don’t have enough space for all their children."
Too bad, George: You’ll miss out on all the fun!