My husband and I are middle aged Australians who love America. We have been to your lovely country a couple of times and have travelled by car each time. The first time we went from LA to San Diego, across to Phoenix, up to Flagstaff (Grand Canyon), into Yosemite and Las Vegas before visiting San Francisco and driving back down to LA before going home.
The second time we landed in New York on the last leg of our world trip just last June. We then went to Washington DC by bus and caught the Amtrak down to Ashville North Carolina where we hired a car, visited some friends in Black Mountain and did the circle taking in Smoky Mountains, Cherokee, Memphis and Nashville. We then flew to Seattle and hired another car to visit the bottom edge of Canada (Whistler, Vancouver and Vancouver Island) before dropping the car back off at Seattle and flying down to LA. Our last night we spent at Marina del Rey before flying home.
I am hoping that you will help me plan our next holiday to take place next year. We plan to spend about 6 weeks going from the East to the West. We are quite active but not what you would call hikers so no climbing great mountains please! :) We are also not great fans of museums. We loved Nashville and Memphis for the music. Being typical aussies, we also love to have a tipple or two of our favourite wine or beer along the way and love to meet people! We would like to see places we havenít seen before but would like to go back to New York and my husband would also like to see Savannah which isnít really that far from Black Mountain so we can see our friends too. Other than those things we would love to hear your suggestions.
We often plan our holidays with the most gracious suggestions of people on forums and we are yet to have had a holiday where it hasnít been all we hoped it would be.
Iíve read about Route 66 (and we may have even been on it during our drives) and think we may find that quite interesting.
I hope that is enough information for a start and hope you can offer us some suggestions. Thank you in advance. Kind regards, Flossy