I am 15 and am planning a road trip for the summer of í09 with one or maybe a couple of my girlfriends. This road trip is very important to me. I just want a taste of what its like to be on my own. Iíve been doing as much research as possible and I really canít find the answers Iím looking for. Iím just a kid so I really have no idea about all of this traveling stuff. My mom and I have agreed that if I can get all Aís and Bís, better behavior at home and at school, and pass all my drug tests, (I got to lay off the maryjane), I can follow through with my freedom road trip. Now, Iím from Colorado and Iím planning to drive straight up to Montana for a few days then head west to Washington and cruise the coast all the way down through cali. I was thinking maybe 3 weeks would make it a super relaxed roadtrip, but I could be wrong, is that too shortótoo long? My next question, How much do you think this is going to be gas wise? (We will be in a small car). I need to start saving up and an answer would be really helpful. And now, the most important question. What are the best places to see around the west coast? I know that Iím definitely stopping in Seattle, Portland, Redwood, Sanfran, LA, Long beach, all that good stuff. I really like all the popular happening places, but Iím also all for the secluded, hole in the wall, sort of places/things. Since my friend and I arenít 18 we will have to stay at hostels and family/friends houses. I hope there are enough hostels along the way, except I wouldnít mind a few nights in the car. Answers would be appreciated!