I'm active duty Navy and will be stationed in RI for a couple of years. I stumbled upon this site in my quest to plan this trip which I plan to start around March 15 next year and with the intent to see and visit some places for me, my wife and 10-year old girl. I've never driven coast to coast before but have driven the entire length of the west coast from CA to BC many times in the past.
I allotted two weeks for this trip so that we can make extended stops at some cool places i.e. big cities, historical sites, national parks, etc so an ideal route will be something that can give us this.
Since I intend to leave around March 15 which is almost the start of Spring, should I not worry about driving in snow? What about tornados?
Any recommendation on lodging and restaurants will be greatly appreciated as well. So far my options are:
1. Through Utah (Arches, Zion), Wyoming (Yellowstone), S. Dakota (Mt Rushmore, Badlands), and then Chicago towards RI
2. Through AZ, NM (Carlsbad caverns), San Antonio/Houston, TX, New Orleans, Memphis/Nashville, TN, OH, PA towards RI
Much appreciated!! Thanks so much!
- Robert -