North by Northwest 2015 Report Preliminaries
This report is about our July 2015 road trip thru TX, NM, AZ, CO, UT, NV, CA, OR, WA, ID, MT, WY, SD, ND, IA, NE, MO, KS, OK, and back though TX. 8100 miles, 21 days, averaged 400 miles a day.
Who we are - My wife and I are veteran travelers of all types of trips over the last 30+ years. Necessity travel, destination travel, cruises, road trips. Domestic and international by air, car, train and bus. Road trips with just the two of us are now my preferred vacation mode. We are “devil-may-care” Seniors mid-60s and late 50s. At this point in our lives vacation time is not really an issue nor is money (within reason) – we consider making memories the best investment of our available funds. We travel by car and do no camping.
My credentials - I am the family vacation planner and get almost as much fun out of planning a trip as I get out of going. During the trip my wife prefers to drive and I like to navigate and provide tour commentary mostly from Wikipedia about anything and everything around us.
My next post will be about planning for the trip. Then I will post each trip day as time allows.