I and my wife (Britons) are driving our son to University of Colorado, Boulder arriving August 14, 2011. We are starting out from Victoria, BC, Canada and will take the shortest, fastest route down to Boulder. After a few days in Boulder we want to take a road trip back to the Port Angles ferry. We are aged around 50 years and driving a ten year old Honda Odyssey. We intend to put our matress in the back to allow us some freedom to camp. Karen will not sleep in a tent anymore. So where to go and what to see during our 12-day drive back. We love the outdoors, mountains and national parks. Awe enspiring senery is a must. The coast could in there - already done Oregon coast but not Californian.
So ideas are: Rocky Mountain NP, Yellowstone, Jackson, Flaming Gorge NPs, Dinosaur National Monument. But the USA is your territory. Where would you suggest? Where to camp? Where to stay over in friendly B&Bs? Interesting, historic towns, cities, museums? We are very excited in visiting the best that western USA has to offer. Thanks Douglas & Karen Adams