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    I would not head down to Virginia Beach unless...

    I would not head down to Virginia Beach unless you wanted to visit Historic Williamsburg on the way. It is not worth the traffic you would deal with on I-95. Going to Rehobeth or even a little...
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    This is wonderful! We did it the easy way, an...

    This is wonderful! We did it the easy way, an Alaskan cruise with land package that started in Fairbanks then went to Denali for several nights before heading down to Whittier to catch the ship. I...
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    Iím a Purdue alumni so will second Lafayette/West...

    Iím a Purdue alumni so will second Lafayette/West Lafayette as a place to stop. Hereís a website I just found that does list some near in hotels,...
  4. Washington Monument is now open but need tickets...

    Washington Monument is now open but need tickets for going up to help with the crowds. Hereís a link, https://www.nps.gov/wamo/planyourvisit/fees.htm. Donnas advice is good for a place to find a...
  5. If you find you may need the Florida SunPass, at...

    If you find you may need the Florida SunPass, at least it is cheap, only $4.99 for the credit card size that sticks in the window. I even saved when I bought it out of state as they charged me...
  6. I doubt if you will need anything for tolls in...

    I doubt if you will need anything for tolls in Florida. Their system is called SunPass but it seems to be mainly in the Miami area, some in Tampa or traveling their toll road mid state, all which you...
  7. Definitely look at staying near the metrorail...

    Definitely look at staying near the metrorail system for DC BUT donít do it towards the west of town this summer as the Orange line along I-66 will be shut down outside I-495 for maintenance of the...
  8. Toll roads are a fact of life along the east...

    Toll roads are a fact of life along the east coast and across the top of the Midwest. What you may want to explore is getting an EZ Pass account set up so you arenít slowed down or end up where...
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    Iím not a guru here, just someone who loves this...

    Iím not a guru here, just someone who loves this website, so I doubt if you will listen to me either. I saw your maps time, 20 hours, 40 minutes. How long will it take you to stop for gas? For meals?...
  10. Florida is over 350 miles from north end of...

    Florida is over 350 miles from north end of Jacksonville to south end of Miami. With a six year old, am I guessing Orlando for Disney? Looking at your previous posts you must be in the Maryland...
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    What a fun trip! Plus, starting from West...

    What a fun trip! Plus, starting from West Lafayette, I’m a Purdue alumni living in Virginia so know that route well. Rt. 35 through Ohio is a nice drive. Bob Evans home Farm and original farm house...
  12. If shopping in a good size town is needed,...

    If shopping in a good size town is needed, thereís plenty of shopping, including high end shopping, in Denver. Right now Iím thinking of Park Meadows that even has a Tesla dealer....
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    Itís interesting to use but at least for the area...

    Itís interesting to use but at least for the area where I live the pictures are at least 4-5 years old. Iím on a lake and 4-5 years ago our neighbor and us both replaced our boat docks, and the...
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    I just recently went through this section from...

    I just recently went through this section from Beckley to Indianapolis. I-64 section from Beckley to Charleston does have two $4.00 tolls. With the exception of about 15 miles just outside of...
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    I hadnít heard of that but what a good idea,...

    I hadnít heard of that but what a good idea, however it looks like itís only available at the Orlando airport.
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    Can you buy your own Sun Pass and use it in a...

    Can you buy your own Sun Pass and use it in a rental? I really donít know. This is right about tolls around Miami. Two years ago we tried to avoid them around Miami and did but ended up in some...
  17. Thanks. So true! Iím fine with Death Valley and...

    Thanks. So true! Iím fine with Death Valley and Sequoia but would love to someday have time to go back and really explore Yosemite Valley. So much there we didnít have time to see.
  18. Just rereading and finding my typos. That cheap...

    Just rereading and finding my typos. That cheap Collier was a cheap styrofoam cooler. That allowed us to keep bottled water and any lunch type of foods cool with the help of ice from the hotels. We...
  19. Final comments.

    Overall, we had two family gatherings, a football game and three National Parks in two weeks and drove a little over 2300 miles. Did it work for us? Yes. Would I suggest it for anyone else? Probably...
  20. 9/7 - 9/10. We were with family in Las Vegas but...

    9/7 - 9/10. We were with family in Las Vegas but still did some touristy things. Went to Hoover Dam one morning. The next went out to Red Rock Canyon. Very nice, I had no idea anything like that was...
  21. 9/6. This was another day I wasnít looking...

    9/6. This was another day I wasnít looking forward to, a long drive back to Las Vegas. Didnít get any suggestions here on attractions but did a little looking, Then was talking to another couple at...
  22. 9/5. This was our Yosemite National Park Day. We...

    9/5. This was our Yosemite National Park Day. We skipped Mariposa Groves, thank you to whoever suggested that as we had seen so many magnificent Sequoias the day before. We went up to Glacier Point....
  23. I would never do the trip I just did with...

    I would never do the trip I just did with children of any age. There would be a rebellion and probably be the parents. I’m writing my trip report now with the pros and cons.
  24. 8/30. This was a game day, great day with friends...

    8/30. This was a game day, great day with friends and family. My BIL knew about a rib cook off festival at a casino so thanks to my savvy niece she got us all there and back via Uber. The less said...
  25. 8/29. We made it to Death Valley by 7:30 am and...

    8/29. We made it to Death Valley by 7:30 am and since we knew time was limited we just stopped at Zabriskie Point, Furnace Creek Visitors Center, Badwater Basin and Artist Drive. We detoured by...
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