So with gas costing an arm and a leg and your other arm, I decide to get it into my head to travel 1,000-ish miles from the Pacific Northwest to Utah and back over the 4th of July weekend. BRILLIANT!
HERE - assuming that my mapquest link works - is probably how I'm getting there, mostly down I-82 and I-84 (with the occasional side trip here and there). I've got 5 days - leaving early thursday morning and getting back on tuesday night. I took the 3 day weekend and added a day to either side. A bit rushed, but hopefuly enough time.
So - the big question I have for you guys. Is there anything along the way that I must see. I love the kitch, the off beat and unusual - biggest ball of twine in the world, old ghost towns, The Spot of Mystery and that sort of thing - so nothing is too weird, too unusual for me!
My short list thusfar:
* Meteor Crater (that HUGE hole in the ground in Arizona)
* Winslow, Arizona, so I can stand on the corner with my flatbed Ford and 7 women on my mind.
* Evel Knievel's Snake River Jump Site up in Idaho
* The Golden Spike (which is nothing more than a sham, since the real transcontinental meeting was completed 15 months later near Strasburg, Colorado - but it's on the way, so what the heck)
* Arches National Park
* Four Corners (the genesis of the whole trip)
* Monument Valley
and the Anasazi Ruins (in the Mesa Verde National Park)