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  1. Pieces of aircraft in the 70s could possibly have...

    Pieces of aircraft in the 70s could possibly have been the US Skylab, an early space station. The computers failed and other things went wrong. With no one going up there to maintain it, it simply...
  2. Welcome to RTA! It would help us to help you...

    Welcome to RTA! It would help us to help you better if we knew how long your entire trip will be. I see the arrival and departure time and I am confused as to whether you are referring to Seattle...
  3. Talking to folks on RTA is something I look...

    Talking to folks on RTA is something I look forward to every day. Thanks for including me in the "keep us going". It's fun! Happy birthday, RTA! (and to my oldest granddaughter).


    Donna
  4. Hi! Welcome to RTA! Sounds like you have the...

    Hi! Welcome to RTA! Sounds like you have the potential for an amazing trip!

    To get reservations at or near the national parks, we have a camping forum post with lots of links to the national park...
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    Here is our link to Camping In/Near US National...

    Here is our link to Camping In/Near US National Parks.

    Here is the direct route to the links for the Utah parks.
  6. Welcome to RTA! The safest routes would be...

    Welcome to RTA!

    The safest routes would be mostly interstate driving, as these are the backbone of our transportation nation. That said, he can use most any route to get him from Fort Lauderdale...
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    Since you're in an RV, you may also be in need of...

    Since you're in an RV, you may also be in need of our lists of public campgrounds all over the US. As mentioned above, you'll have to get your reservations for camping in national parks FIRST, as...
  8. Sounds like it could be a wonderful trip. Dave...

    Sounds like it could be a wonderful trip. Dave has made some good suggestions. I would like to add, however, that it could still be a bit....chilly....especially in the northern regions like Canada....
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    FWIW, I agree with GLC's modification to the plan...

    FWIW, I agree with GLC's modification to the plan suggested by AZBuck. I would definitely want to avoid the Greater Chicagoland area. Personally, we didn't find the IN or OH toll roads to be all...
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    Beaches...

    ...everyone thinks of the ocean when one says "beaches", but there is a beach just about 40 or 50 miles east of Chicago. It's the Indiana Dunes State Park. Nearby is the Indiana Dunes National Park....
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    While I understand that you are excited and...

    While I understand that you are excited and really seem to want to see the things you've outlined, Buck and Michael have both done a super job of letting you know about the problems you're up against...
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    If your husband is a former long-distance hauler...

    If your husband is a former long-distance hauler (as mine is), then he should know that commercial drivers are limited to 10 hours behind the wheel/in the cab for very good reason: safety of all. I,...
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    Bear in mind that Death Valley in August will be...

    Bear in mind that Death Valley in August will be horribly hot -- probably in the 110's. Take a lot of water and drink it as you go. You'll probably want to forego any hikes or much more than "hop out...
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    Sticky: Post 4: The Confederate Generals

    THE CONFEDERATE GENERALS

    GEN. ROBERT E LEE – CONFEDERATE

    Robert E Lee Birthplace, Stratford, VA
    483 Great House Rd., Stratford, VA

    Westmoreland State Park, Montross, VA
    145 Cliff Rd.,...
  15. I will "third" the vote for Safetravelusa...

    I will "third" the vote for Safetravelusa website. We used it when we did that Feb. 2018 trip from Southern CA to the Denver area in a U-Haul, and again this past November when we went round-trip...
  16. If you really "need" chains, you're better off...

    If you really "need" chains, you're better off getting off the road and waiting it out!!! Why spend $200 on something you'll never need for a truck you're renting??

    We did a moving trip in a...
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    Sticky: Post 3: The Union Generals

    GEN. ULYSSES S. GRANT – UNION (became President later)

    General Grant National Memorial (and Tomb), New York City
    W 122nd Street & Riverside Drive, NYC
    Note: Resting place of Gen. Ulysses Grant...
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    What type of RV are you driving?

    What type of RV are you driving?
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    Welcome to RTA, and it sounds like you could plan...

    Welcome to RTA, and it sounds like you could plan a great trip with that much time. Many of the regulars here also prefer the outdoors and fantastic scenery, to cities (which do seem to all look...
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    Sticky: Civil War: The Presidents

    As with other Civil War sites, the historic points of interest are in bold links. Campgrounds are below it/them, in regular link type.

    USA PRES. ABRAHAM LINCOLN

    Abraham Lincoln Birthplace...
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    Sticky: The Great Leaders of the Civil War

    GREAT LEADERS OF THE CIVIL WAR PERIOD – THEIR HISTORICAL SITES, AND WHERE TO CAMP WHILE SEEING THEM

    The Civil War brought out the best (and worst) of people. The heroes, of course, are those that...
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    Sticky: That's a great one, Michael. I never knew about...

    That's a great one, Michael. I never knew about that one, nor did I find it in any of my research. Thanks for posting it!


    Donna
  23. I will chime in and agree that in most cases, the...

    I will chime in and agree that in most cases, the all-interstate route is a better idea. Interstates are the lifeblood of our transportation industry. Those commercial trucks gotta move goods. As...
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    Sticky: Trip 8: IOWA

    TRIP 8: IOWA

    If combining this trip with Civil War in Missouri (Trip 7) trip, head straight up I-435 to I-29 North into Iowa. At exit 24, take L-31 (county road) east to Tabor.

    Note: Many of...
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    Sticky: Trip 7: Missouri

    TRIP 7: MISSOURI
    We will start in St Louis, and end in Kansas City.

    Ulysses S Grant National Historic Site, St Louis, MO
    7400 Grant Rd., St Louis MO
    Note: This is Julia Dent Grant's (Mrs....
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