Hi Everyone! What a great site. My husband and I are in a quest to get all 50 states - we're both very close. We're thinking of doing a road trip in October. Here's what we want to do -
1) Fly one way to Portland, OR - spend day or two there
2) Drive up to Seattle, WA - spend day or two there
3) Take off from there and hit Idaho, Montana and North Dakota
4) Fly out of eastern ND (Fargo) or western MN (we live in Boston)
Our requirements are this: He needs Oregon and Washington, and I need Oregon, Idaho, Montana and North Dakota (incidentally, after the trip all he'll need is Hawaii and I'll need Alabama!)
Anyway, cost isn't too much of a factor, we have lots of FF points and such. And we have no need to stay in fancy hotels on the road.
I haven't done the math, but estimate it's about 1750 miles. What I'm really looking for from all you folks is ideas for parts of the trip, must-sees, or don't bothers. We'll just do the usual touristy things in Portland and Seattle (although neither of us are familiar with Oregon).
Looks like there are some obvious possible routes - Rt 2 all the way from WA, or 90/94. We don't mind looping around a bit.
We could also flip flop and fly into Seattle and head out from Portland. We're thinking minimum 10 days, max 14 - is 10 pushing it?
Thanks in advance!
Pam and Rocky