My family (husband, wife, 21-year-old son, 19-year-old daughter, 10-year-old son) have decided to take a road trip this summer from Virginia to California and back. We do not want to camp or drive an RV. We will have a large SUV and will stay at (cheaper) hotels/motels along the way.
Our plan is a southern route going west and a more northern route coming back east. The problem is that we have lots of places we want to see and I (the mom) keep saying that we are trying to do too much. So, I'm hoping to get some advice. Here is what our trip looks like now:
Virginia to Vicksburg to New Orleans to Houston to Galveston to San Antonio to Fredericksburg, TX to Dallas to Santa Fe to Grand Canyon to Las Vegas to Hoover Dam to Los Angeles to San Francisco to Yosemite to Salt Lake City to Yellowstone to Mount Rushmore to Chicago to Cleveland to Canton, OH and back to Virginia.
We have about 3.5 weeks and I'm worried that we can drive through these places but not actually "see" most of them.
Would appreciate any advice from people who have done this kind of thing before. Thanks in advance! Pat