this is my first post so i'll introduce myself. I'm a 25 y old student from Belgium and i'm planning a spring road trip across the Usa with my girlfriend and i wanted to share some of the basic preparations of the road trip that were in my mind. Also i would keep this thread, if possible, as some sort of journal.
Time Frame : April - till 15th of May
Car : Mustang convertible (if possible)
1. We would stay in NY for about 3 days, then go pick up our rental car which is the first arising problem.
2.I've been searching for a rental car in the vicinity of NYC (NJ, Philly and DC) because rentals in NYC are really expensive.
So i was thinking about renting a car outside NY, going there by plane or train and start from there and i would really like to rent a convertible.
Problem is, i can't find any. They are either sold out or don't have any or don't let me book the car because it's too early to do so.
3.If i can get my hands on a rental i would book the airplane tickets.
4.Road trip starts. Some major points and states i'd drive through :
NY -> following the Appalache Mtns through Pennsylvania, Maryland, West-Virginia, Virginia towards Knoxville, TN -> going north through Kentucky towards Olney, IL (a small town where i was a one year exchange student).
Going south again through Missouri and Mississippi and then west through Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas.
From here we go north towards the rocky mnts. through New Mexico,Colorado, Wyoming (Yellowstone park) and Montana then go south through Idaho, Arizona (Grand canyon) and Utah (Bryce canyon) towards Las Vegas, Nevada.
After this we'd go to Death Valley national park and Yosemite national park to finally arrive in Frisco for about 3 days before taking the plane back to Europe.
Aprox Total Miles: +- 5.385 miles
Google maps link : http://maps.google.be/maps/ms?ie=UTF...,79.013672&z=4
We'll sleep in our car, rent a room in a motel and i will check out Couchsurfing.com as well, should be interesting. :)
Still have to figure out how much time we would need to do all this because i'm not going to plan every little detail. The trip description would be a red line throughout the journey , more as a guideline than as a must-follow path.
But of course i need to plan ahead for the airplane tickets back home...
Thank you all in advance for reading, replying, contemplating my ideas.