My husband and I recently moved from Columbus, Ohio to Tampa, Florida. We've saved up some money, and we're putting our job search on hold (smiley face) to take a road-trip from Tampa, Florida to SF, CA. We have no commitments prior to us starting our trip, so we'll leave as soon as we have our trip planned! We want to be in San Fran for the Outside Lands Festival from August 10th to August 12th, and my first grad school obligation is on August 22nd. We're thinking 4 weeks should give us enough time to get from FL to CA for the festival - with plenty of time left for exploring!
I'd feel bad leaving my dog at a dog hotel (or the like) for a month, so we're hoping to take him with us as much as possible, and we'll just look for doggie daycares or dog-friendly hotels as necessary (i.e. whenever we want to spend some time somewhere he can't go). For the most part, we hope to camp our way across (tent & tarps are already in the trunk).
Given the above information, does anyone have some suggestions for what we should stop to do or see along our path, or where we should stay? Feel free to mention festivals, bars, and sites to see in cities, parks, museums, galleries, zoos, etcs. We're into about anything and everything :-)
Thanks a lot!!!