I have been checking out your forums and I am really impressed - great info.
My husband and I are coming over next June/July for 5-6 weeks from Australia and staying with family in Oregon. We are hoping to do a bit of a road trip while we are there - by hiring a car and tenting. We are thinking the best thing to do to see all we want is to do a round trip from my families place in Portland. So anyhow the rough itinerary we have done up is:
Day 1 - Portland to Seattle.
Day 2 -Seattle sightseeing
Day 3 - Seattle to Spokane
Day 4 - Spokane to Glacier National Park
Day 5 - Glacier national Park sightseeing
Day 6 - Glacier national park to Teton National Forest
Day 7 - Teton National Forest sightseeing
Day 8 - Teton National Forest - Mt Rushmore
Day 9 - Mt Rushmore sightseeing
Day 10 - Mt Rushmore - Denver
Day 11 - Denver - Grand Canyon
Day 12/13 - Grand Canyon sightseeing
Day 14 - Grand Canyon - Las Vegas
Day 15/16 - Las Vegas sightseeing
Day 17 - Las Vegas - San Francisco
Day 18 - San Francisco sightseeing
Day 19 - San Francisco - Crescent City, CA
Day 20 - Crescent City, CA - Florence, OR
Day 21 - Florence OR - Portland.
So 3 weeks travelling. Is this do-able?? We do a lot of driving here in Australia (long distance) and my husband is used to driving on the opposite side of the road..
Also with campsites we are pretty happy to rough it and don't need power.. but i DO need a shower! Are amenities blocks common in all campsites in the US? Here in Australia all campsites pretty much have them with full laundrys and camp kitchens, so I hope its the same over there!
Also any recommendations for the best car hire with unlimited mileage??
I look forward to chatting,