Firstly, thanks for the fantastic resource you are all contributing to.
Two of us are heading to the states in mid May and are trying to construct a road trip from florida to california. At this stage we were thinking of a route from Miami through New Orleans, Houston, up through Dallas, Amarillo, Alberquerque, Flagstaff (grand canyon), Vegas, LA up to San Francisco.
We would also love to get to yellowstone then up to seattle and finish in Vancouver if you have any thoughts on continuing the drive north however we are considering some flights and local area car hire due to distances.
Anywhere up to 8 weeks but thinking possibly 4-6weeks for this part of the trip. I realise that is quite a varied time frame but we are very much overwhelmed with options and intend to be very flexible with stopping where needed or wanted. We will be mixing camping and motels (still debating small car vs small campervan).
We are both from rural Australia and used to doing significant driving stretches and knowing when to rest and I think we are pretty aware of hidden car hire company tricks and other advice you have given alot of other members (thanks again!)
So essentially i would just love some advice and suggestions on dos and donts, must sees, routes, interesting drives ect. Basically if you had 6 weeks where would you go? We wold love to see whatever is on offer particuarly nature, small town life, historical settings, kitchy sights. We also just enjoy 'the drive' (and have a baseless desire to drive through Texas!)
Sorry for the essay and thanks for your help