Been a long time reader of this forum.
Well, September 1 begins my vacation and I always take it the same time every year. I am traveling solo this time around and have 9 days to make my round trip. This year, I have a new tool, a Garmin GPS. With that in mind, I am not afraid to explore and go to places along the way that I have never been before, it will be hard to get lost....finally!
Though I have lived in Colorado all my life, I have never travelled west, I-70 through the mountains to get to anything west. I have Always taken I-25 to I-40 then over to Vegas and California. The weather is starting to change, a few cool days here and there and a few mountain peaks have a dusting of snow already. Anyone familiar with the trip through I-70 know if there is any chance of encountering snowy roads this early? Yes it can snow in Denver anytime once September gets here but I am scared of mountain roads and snow. Not only will this be nice to do, I am leaving about noon on Saturday so I will have 7.5 hours of daylight to enjoy the mountain roads.
So then I plan on my first stop being Reno this time and skipping Vegas. Other than casinos, what places are there to see while there, I plan on staying possibly two days.
After Reno, moving west to California. I want to make my usual stop in Hollywood then move up possible towards San Fransico to check out the bridge and from there I have no idea what else to see in that city. Suggestions again?
Then towards beginning the journey back home, heading down to San Diego. Places there to see?
So I plan:
Arriving in Reno late afternoon Sunday and staying till Tuesday morning.
Tuesday night arriving in L.A., Hollywood area. Wednesday heading west to Santa Monica, hitting the beach there and then heading up to see P.C.H. then coming back and heading to San Francisco and the rest of the trip. I should have plenty of time. I just need to be back in Denver sometime on Monday the 10th.
Could this work out ok?