Friday afternoon my husband found out that he will be discharged from the navy no later than Sept. 14. This is very exciting for us as we have anticipated this for a while now but it was never clear when it would actually happen. Now that it has and we have to prepare to move back home to AZ from VA. We will be on a tight budget of between 1000 to 1500 dollars as we will be jobless 22 year olds moving back to AZ for school and family. It'll be great!!! ( I know thats a large budget range but we could spend up to 1500 dollars would like to keep it to 1000)
We have also budgeted for about 500 dollars in emergency funds in case of a breakdown because even the most dependable car can have problems.
Well, now that you have some background I would love any help you can provide in the way of making this trip memorable even though it is not a vacation it is necessary.
There are so many routes to choose from in making this trip, any recommendations would be welcome.
We plan on camping the whole trip as we are both outdoorsy people and know how to rough it when needed. My husband grew up on the road constantly moving cross country with him family.on the other hand I have only been on one roadtrip, az to chicago and back in 5 days with his family.Where are some good places to camp along the way? Sleeping in the car is an option as we have an suv and will have all belonging we move ourselves on top of the rodeo in a soft bag. How many hours of driving each day would be reasonable, with 2 drivers.
I'm estimating we will need about 400 dollars for gas, the gas estimator says 290 getting 18 mpg but I'd always rather have more than enough than not enough.
We will have up to 7 days to complete the trip what are the must sees?
Any and all advice is welcome I have never done this we are more of a fly by the seat of our pants type people but I'd really like to do some planning so that we don't just drive by some worthwhile attractions that we may not otherwise get the opportunity to see.