Hey there. Like the subject says, I am tentatively planning on road-tripping for the first three weeks in Aug, going through those cities, particularly in this order:
1. first stop in St. George UT, visiting a friend
2. Denver, visiting another friend
3. Lincoln, NE, visiting relatives
4. Chicago, just visiting for an afternoon, enroute to Ann Arbor, MI
5. Ann Arbor, MI, friends
6. Pittsburgh, relatives, enroute to DC
7. Washington, DC, relatives and friends
8. Norfolk, VA, friends and old hometown
Then I am going to be traveling with a friend back toward Denver, since this friend is moving there, and doing this in about two or three days, and then maybe either driving back alone to CA or first driving south to Albuquerque, NM, picking up a couple school friends there, and then driving back to CA that way.
I am traveling in a 1992 Honda Civic with about 190k miles. Everything runs rather well so far, and as I just bought, I also got it checked with a mechanic, so there aren't any current problems. While I am not in too much of a hurry, I figure I will be spending about half the time on the road and half visiting with friends, and I don't really mind the otherwise rather hurried pace of the trip.
I was wondering, all this said, does this seem somewhat reasonable, particularly given I am traveling in a relatively older car which, as a honda, has a good reliability history? And do you all have any advice or suggestions for the trip? Many thanks for the great suggestions and advice given on the site.