I am currently starting to plan a one year trek for me and my wife across the Country. We are planning on hitting every state except Alaska. We will be leaving from Florida in January/February time frame. Our present plan would be to head northwest from Orlando and then west towards Louisiana and hit the states that will keep us out of heavy cold and snow. We want to hit as many National Parks as we can and sites like Elvis home in Tn and parts of Route 66. Any suggestions on routing or what we should carry with us would be greatly appreciated.