Hi there this site looks very friendly and very helpful so I am looking for some advice. My husband and I have travelled to the states on numerous occasions but have not toured the area of The Great Lakes or The Great Plains so we thought it was about time we did!
We are flying to Chicago in late July then out again three weeks (all but a day) later. At the moment the only sketchy ideas we have are:
We would like to drive North through Michigan and over the Mackinac Bridge then head through Wisconsin then head over the Minnesota, poss N&S Dakota before heading back towards Iowa and ultimately back to Chicago. The only definite 'must do', so far is Madison County Iowa to see the bridges and a small amount of time (few days minimum) to enjoy the lakes themselves - any ideas?
I would really like to start booking some hotels / motels etc so need to get my head around a route!
Any suggestions greatly appreciated. Also just for your info we are outdoor / walking / wildlife spotting & photography sort of people rather than restuarants / shopping / cities! We are happy to do a fair bit of driving each day ino order to see all of the places - we aren't thinking this will be a rest!
Thanks in hopeful anticipation!