We are planning a 38 day road trip (Aug/Sep 2016), wishing where possible, to avoid major centres and where practical stay on two lane highways. Would like to conclude our trip with a 3 day train trip on Rocky Mountaineer ending up on Vancouver. Would like to see Yosemite/Death Valley/ Grand Canyon, experience the Mississippi, visit Nashville, see part of the Appalachians ( Blue Ridge Parkway), New England, we are from Australia and driving long distances is not an issue. We are keen to experience aspects of your history/culture/lifestyles. Any suggestions/ideas would be greatly appreciated..