Hi! What a great site this is! I have gotten tons of info so far and I'm hoping I will get lots more! My 18 yr old daughter and I are planning a roadtrip from Fl to San Francisco June 5th-21st 2009. We have already seen the southeastern states, so our plan is to leave on the afternoon of the 5th and drive most of the night. We were thinking about heading north to Chicago, seeing some friends in Green Bay, WI then maybe taking Route 66 west? Some things we would like to see on this journey...Mount Rushmore, Grand Canyon, the giant redwoods, Las Vegas, Seattle, The Arch in St Louis, as many of the National Parks as possible. We want to spend two days in San Francisco before flying home, so we have 14 days for traveling time. My daughter would like to fit in some of the silly things..ie: biggest ball of string type stuff, hehe, kids! We are in the early planning stages, so nothing is set in stone. We are planning to camp some, use hotels/hostels some and we aren't opposed to spending a night in the truck! We are driving out and shipping our truck back and flying home, so if ayone has any info on shipping vehicles that would be welcome also! Would it be smarter to end the trip in Seattle? Not sure about all this so I'm open to any any and all suggestions!
thanks for your input!