Any advice or suggestions are most welcome:
Starting and ending in Montgomery, Alabama from June 1 - mid August.
Mom and 15 year old daughter, travel well together on other long distance trips. Driving a Prius.
We are frugal and can be no-frills, but have money to spend if we need or really want to. Want to save money where we can and splurge on something really worth it.
No camping, will use hotels or will stay with friends along the way or can stay on military bases. Tenative outline: Montgomery to Louisianna (plantation tours, friend in Shreveport) LA to Oklahaoma City (friends) OKC to Albuquerque to Phoenix to SanDiego. (went to Grand Canyon, Vegas, Brice, Zion last year) up the California coast via hwy 1, (Want to see Hollywood, Santa Barbara, Carmel, Redwood forest, San Fransisco), head to friends in Seattle, stay there a week or so. Dont know much about Oregon.Return trip to Alabama is wide open. Want to see Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, Mt. Rushmore. Maybe St. Louis, Memphis?
We love history, the outdoors, hiking, and museums.
Thank you for any suggestions.