Hey y'all, I'm Derek and I live in Birmingham, AL. The trip I'm planning for September/October 2011 is a US Round Trip, from Birmingham, AL to Key West, FL then to Maine (all of the Route 1) then to Ozette, WA, heading down to San Diego (following all of Hwy 1) and then back home to Birmingham, AL.
It's a 10300 miles trip (so far) and I have 21 days to do it. Why? I'll explain later. The exact trip is in pieces. Google maps cannot include all the details but here's what it looks like (Google map).
I'm using TomTom for navigation and Tyre for planning the route (more details in another post).
So, since this is my first post, I might as well introduce myself and maybe you'll understand why I'm doing this. I'm not from the US. I was born in Europe and I moved here almost a year ago. Since I'm here with (for now) a 3 years VISA, I decided to do the 3 things I've always wanted:
- Route 66
- Alaska Highway and Barrow, AK
- A round trip in the US
I did Route 66 last year and it felt GREAT! I was going to visit Barrow, AK this year, but a problem with my hotel reservation (only one hotel there) postponed my trip for 2012. So now, I'm going to do the round trip. I'm not planning on seeing or visiting anything, just driving.
So here it is. I'm glad to be in this forum and I'm sure I'll find great info about my trips.