I'm so thrilled to find this site- its been a few years since my last road trip, and I wasn't sure where to start my planning - here seems like a perfect spot. If anyone has any suggestions for the following, it'd be much appreciated!
I'm heading down to Phoenix for a gathering of friends, aiming to arrive there for Dec. 29th, leaving on Jan.1. In order to make the most of my time in a part of the world I've never explored I thought to bomb my way down there (given seasonal committments at home, I can't leave before the 27th), but then meander a bit back over the course of a week, aiming to be home on Dec. 8. I'll be travelling with a 6 year old co-pilot, who is exceptionally well behaved and easy going, so the length won't be a difficulty, though I want to be sure to hit places that he'll enjoy coming back (anything science focused especially). And I have to keep a ferry schedule in mind for departing and returning times, as they only run from 7:00 am through to 9:00 pm to and from Vancouver Island (and therefore home!)
That's about it...I was thinking I-5 down through to LA, then over from there to go down...definietely working the Grand Canyon at least a bit into the return trip, and I don't yet know what else.
If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know!
With many thanks,