I am new to the forum but was very happy to find it. I am not a well-seasoned road tripper but I have done a good deal of driving around the East coast. Now that I live on the West coast, far away from everywhere, it seems, I am looking for some advice for an upcoming trip I want to take with my boyfriend. We are both down on money but we would like to take a trip this spring or summer to visit my father in Dallas. I have some furniture I need to take off his hands and I want to spend a couple of weeks seeing the country before I start my new job. We thought it might be best to fly down and drive back, in the interest of time and so we don't spend the entirety of our trip driving. So, this is where the problem lies. How do we get to Texas cheaply? How do we get a vehicle big enough to bring back two dressers and some boxes? And how do we have fun in the process?
We have a few places to stay along the way for free, and I'd hoped to camp the rest of the time. We both need this trip so badly because of the nature of our hectic lives and the reality that we won't have the option to do this again for quite some time. If anyone out there has any ideas for us, that would be great. We could, in theory, drive down and back but we don't really have a vehicle that is big enough or reliable enough to get us down and back. I'm looking foward to any ideas.