The 2017 Academy Award nominations give 'Moonlight,' 'La La Land,' and 'Hidden Figures' lots of love

Chicago and St. Louis, New Orleans

In the early fall of 2011, we are planning a car trip, with friends, traveling from Southern California to Chicago, St. Louis, New Orleans and back. We haven't been on a car trip since we took our four grandchildren on a trip to Las Vegas, Salt Lake, Reno, Nev., San Francisco, Monterey Bay Aquarium and back home. It has taken us 10 years to recuperate! Don & Yvonne Phillips, Big Bear Pictured: St. Louis Arch
James A. Finley / Associated Press
Copyright © 2017, Los Angeles Times