My boyfriend and I got jobs at a Theater in Scottsbluff, NE this summer. We plan on driving out as we would like transportation when we're staying there. If public transportation were better there (or...existent) we'd fly.
We live in Hoboken, NJ. We'd go through PA, visit his sister in Pittsburgh, Ohio, a little teeny bit of Michigan, Indiana, visit my friend in Chicago, hit up Milwaukee, Minneapolis, head over to Mt Rushmore and the Black Hills and settle in Nebraska for 2.5 months.
After the shows are done, we would like to go to Denver, Salt Lake City, up through to Idaho to Coeur d'Alene, over to Seattle, then to Portland (my boyfriend has a cousin there), SF, and visit my sister in L.A. Then, get to the Grand Canyon, down to Austin, over to New Orleans, up to Nashville, then to Wilmington NC to visit my aunt, Washington DC/Baltimore to visit my boyfriend's aunt and home again, home again. Jiggity Jig.
Are we nuts? My boyfriend is the one with the majority of the $$. He just got some inheritance and his father urged him to spend part of it on a big vacation. Neither of us have permanent jobs to come back to (ahh the life of theater people) so we're pretty open to a long time frame. Is three weeks enough for the second part of our trip??
We'd be taking the interstates out to Nebraska (to keep on schedule because we have to be on time for our jobs!!) and then the open road is ours afterward. As you can see, we will be staying with people along the way and are planning on camping as much as possible.
Can anyone fill in any gaps along the way? I mean, I don't plan on driving from Salt Lake City to Coeur d'Alene without some interesting stops along the way......
Thanks so much!!!