Hi, folks. I've been reading some of the other threads on this forum and it's prompted me to pose the following:
Myself and two good friends are planning a road trip for later this summer. We would all really like to make it a full cross-country trip by driving from Massachusetts to California and back, but we only have 12 days to do it. I know several people that have made the trip one way in five days, so part of me says we should be able to do it in ten if we just barrel through it. Since we don't want to do exactly that, we're hoping the extra two days will give us time to alter our path a little to make it something more than just a direct line there and back. We understand that there's no way we'll be able to wander off and see the World's Largest Wicker Basket when we see a sign, but we're hoping that we'll have enough time to stop in a couple of places for a few hours at a shot for some sightseeing, and stay with some friends a few nights, but otherwise really just enjoy the road and the scenery. We'll likely be camping/cheap moteling eight nights and crashing on couches for three. We are all very experienced drivers and campers, I personally routinely make trips of 4-5 hours at a shot solo. We figure this will take about 3-3.5 hours of driving per person per day.
Is this an unrealistic goal? Is it possible? Is it safe? Will it be too much to truly enjoy?
Thanks in advance for your thoughts.