I'm so glad I found this site! Love reading everyone's posts :)
My family and I are planning a cross country road trip to California (we live in Maine) for the fall of 2017. I know it's early yet but I LOVE planning trips and am already looking for things to do. Right now we don't have a specific route planned out so we don't know what we will be able to see/do but I will welcome ANY ideas! We love NP's and anything scenic, natural wonders...we like unique things (for instance I found something called Potato Chip rock somewhere in CA that i'd like to see). We love anything historical- we homeschool so I love to make our trips educational :)
As we get closer to leaving and have an itinerary I'll post it here to get advice on what is feasible. We have done many road trips before (trekked all the way to Florida 2 years ago in three weeks) so we pretty much know how to plan our route and survive on the road with 4 kids :) We are thinking of seeing if we can do this in three weeks without getting too exhausted. This will most likely be the only time we get over to that part of the country so we want to make the most of it while we're there! We might be able to add another week on depending on how much money we've saved up until then.
Can anyone tell me what the weather is like over on that side of the country...late September to October? Will we need to pack layered clothing? Living in Maine we think nothing of being out in 50 degree weather in t-shirts :)
Oh! And are there any foods that are unique to the West that we should try? I love trying out new foods!
Thanks for any ideas!