It has been over seven years since I've last posted here and I would just like to thank all the wonderful people who made recommendations and helped me and the hubby with our 22-day road trip back in 2007. (Yes, 2007! Time flies!) We've been on many more road trips since then but they have all been west of the Rockies and this will be our first time exploring the east side of the country. All suggestions are welcome! We love national parks and enjoy hiking. We like the big cities, we like small charming towns... and we're looking forward to some spectacular fall foliage, covered bridges and lighthouses.
Here is our route in progress and we will have 5-6 weeks for the eastern portion of our trip:
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Acadia National Park
New York City
Shenandoah National Park
Everglades National Park
Blue Ridge Parkway
Great Smoky Mountains
Is Congaree National Park worth a side trip? Hatteras Island?
And what's up with all the toll roads? We've driven plenty out west and we just don't remember having to take any toll roads. Can these toll roads be avoided or is better to just go ahead and budget for them?
Thank you all in advance for any suggestions and happy road tripping to those of you already out on the road!