I just started planning a road trip intended for *cough* summer of 2013. *cough*
Yes. I'm a planning nutjob.
I've never planned a road trip (or any trip) before, so I'm starting early and want to make sure that everything goes off as hitchless as possible. We'd be departing from Houston TX, stopping in for a day in Austin and San Antonio, then driving to Roswell and Santa Fe NM (passing through Roswell, I'd imagine, maybe spending a day in Santa Fe), then driving to Denver (maybe a day or two there), driving through Utah to Las Vegas (at least a few days there), then driving through Phoenix (and to the Grand Canyon), Albuquerque, Amarillo TX, OK city, maybe a quick stop in Dallas, and back home.
This is a preliminary plan, but I'd greatly appreciate your input on how long this would take, if it's feasible, etc. We plan on camping for some nights and staying in hotels in others. If there's any advice or tips you can provide, I'd really appreciate it. As I said, this is barely a skeleton of the plan, and I'll be sure to let y'all (hey, I said I was from Texas) know when I get more details figured out.