Good evening everyone from a very wet and windy UK.
Firstly many thanks for the site, I have found it a great help in planning my project which will be my first visit to USA. I have bought "Road Trip USA" by Jamie Jensen and this has also been a great help to me. My bare bone plan at the moment (and it does seem to change day to day) is :-
Fly in to the west coast(possibly Washington), spring 2010 and pick up a small van type RV, (I will be on my own). Drive east along US-20 (The Oregon Trail) visiting many of the National Parks and sights noted in the book, on the way.
Turn south at US-83 (Road to Nowhere) until it meets up with Route 66, then head back west to Hollywood with a detour to Las Vegas & area for a few days. Then follow the Pacific Coast back up north to my original starting point.
I have estimated this trip to be around 5000 miles and allowed 20 days for travel plus a further 10 days for scheduled and unscheduled stops. Time is not that important for me as I am on my own and retired. Fortunetly expense is also not critical (obviously within reason).
I have considered the Motel and B & B option but the RV will give me the flexability I need. As a retired Driving Instructor and advanced motorists, I do love driving and watching breathtaking panorama come into view.I will be buying a good guide to USA camp & RV sites closer to the date.
As a Welsh man, singing is in my blood, so one attraction on the route would be Karaoke venues every now and then to get my weekly fix (I will be singing to myself most of the way) ?
Your views on the enclosed would be appreciated and please feel free to offer constructive criticism. Many thanks in anticipation of any input.