Go easy on me!
I am planning a 21 flyay drive next summer (late July - to mid August)
I thought I could handle the route but have been blown away by so many things to think about.
We are a famliy of 5 with three lads (20, 18 and 14). My wife and I did a couple of fly drives before the boys came along but we generally found we had planned too much driving and too many overnight stops. Since the boys came along we have travelled to Florida many times. This is way different!
We are not into Museums and just want to take in the scenery and the driving expereince ncluding some White Water rafting and Horseback riding.
I have a route in mind travelling from Las Vegas through Death Valley, Yosemite, SF then down to LA and back out again. I am taking it a step at a time and right now I need some guidance on the first stages.
Happy with knowing what to do about Vegas and also the trip to Death Valley.
Need some advice on the stage between Death Vally and possibly Lone Pine and then Mammoth Lakes.
Is Lone Pine worth an overnight stop? What is there to see and do on route there and also whilst there?
Same question about Mammoth Lakes? what we would ideally like is to stay in some log cabins and then do some sightseeing to capture Mammoth lakes and lake Mary?
Finally is it worth doing the regular sights of Yosemite whilst staying at Curry Village or just driving through and seeing it and then hanging out somewhere like Mariposa where we can do some WW rafting?
If I am being daft do say. I want to do as much research as I can.
Once I get happy on a certain stage i will move on to later stages.