Hey, my name is Blake Bowman.
Three of my close friends and I are planning a senior road trip for this summer; all four of us will be 18, I'm the youngest and my birthday is June 9th, so it will be soon after that. We are from Western Maryland (Cumberland and Frostburg) and will probably be departing from Cumberland. We just started planning earlier this week, so I get that the plans will change and I just wanted to see if you, those who have more experience than I, could give us advice.
Our plan is to travel south west, either to Texas or New Orleans, but we may go a bit further if we decide to. We were originally going to, ambitiously, drive to California for multiple reasons, but decided that the idea was less likely an option. If we go to Texas or New Orleans, we then plan on traveling back north up the east coast, through Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas, Virginia, and maybe Deleware and then head home.
On the way, we want to see the beautful scenes America has to offer and take in the cultures of the other places we visit. We may also film a trip documentary to chronicle the events, cuz that would be a cool experience. We have no locked plans right now, but we may set a goal to achieve over the trip, like to see something, or to meet someone. We're all interested in music and sports, so heading that way we might stop in Graceland, TN or see some sports team's stadiums. National Parks are an option.. What other places and sights should we check out to and from?
We might take one of my cars, either a 2012(?) Nisan Rogue or a 1984(?) Chrysler Fifth Avenue, I'm not sure on the years off the top of my head, but both cars are solid driving, so they'll be cool. We're going to split gas and if we have any group stuff, but other than that we'll all bring money. How much in gas money, as a group, would you suggest to bring to be safe? How much other money, for food, shopping, recreation, etc. would you recommend? We're planning on camping or sleeping in the car for the most part, so hotel money isn't needed. I'm about to get my license in the next month, so I'll be driving hopefully, but two of the other three also have theirs.
We're going because we don't want to go to a lame beach (Ocean City) like everyone else, but we wanna spend time together as the SQUAD we've grown as. We're pretty crazy, and anything can happen when we're together, we'll try anything, so feel free to suggest... anything. :)