First off, awesome site, glad I found it. All the info and stories are great. Road trippin' is definently a hobby of mine. Unfortunately, I'm the only one of my friends who likes doing it, so I plan it every time. So I'm looking for some help this time.
I've read all the, "Want to take a movie-like road trip" threads, very amusing, and I understand road trips aren't like that from experience. But I think they're much closer if you want them to be. My memories of my previous Ohio-Vegas trip feel like a movie montage. The only memory I have of the boring driving only hours are summed up in a quick 20 sec clip.
My trip this time will probably be at the end of August, beginning of September. I know a drive takes about 3 days, or 32-36 hours to complete. I have a great car, great gas milage, and depending on the number of people coming (hopefully 3-5 total) 2 cars.
This time I'm dragging my friends along and packing more video tape and notebooks for logging. Here's a vague list of things I want to accomplish this time:
-I want to travel most of way on southern roads/highways.
-I'm big into historical sites, so I'd like to see many along the way
-Nature sites, it can include national parks
-At least for a time, Rt 66 just to say I did it
-Any musical landmarks (example: The Joshua Tree)
Any ideas or thoughts would be helpful. Possibly a route of something similar anyone else has taken. We're between the ages of 24-29, most engaged or married. I don't nesissarily want to avoid main cities, but not much in the cities interest me. That doesn't mean I want to see 8 hours of farms though. We plan on logging a lot of what happens on our epic journey with video, pictures, and notes.
Thank you for reading and for any help/advice offered!
Road Trippin' from Akron, OH