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    Sticky: Welcome to the Great American RoadTrip Forum. ...

    Welcome to the Great American RoadTrip Forum.

    Sounds like you have had a lot of fun, and a great deal of experience. Feel free to start your own thread and share some of your adventures here. ...
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    Sticky: Yup! That was the case in 2012, as well. As a...

    Yup! That was the case in 2012, as well.

    As a matter of interest, what did your fare cost. Mine, flying by 16th June, is $1100 return.

    Lifey
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    Sticky: John, with which airline are you flying? I have...

    John, with which airline are you flying? I have 2 x 20kgs. It used to be 2 x 31kgs with Qantas, but that was reduced to the 'world standard' of 2 x 20kgs in 2008 (after I bought my ticket for...
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    Sticky: Field Report.

    John, Looking forward to sharing your adventure with you. Maybe add a few destinations to my trip. Take care and stay safe.

    Keith will be on the road soon, as well.

    Lifey
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    Sticky: Where were those taken?

    Those photos were too little for me to work out where they are. Do you have any night photos taken from Alcatraz? just as the sun goes down, and the lights of the city come on?

    Ye know,...
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    Sticky: Know what you mean.

    John, I can relate to that. lol

    Now that you have gathered so much knowledge, you probably won't need an itenary... in the strict sense of the word. Just make sure you keep a detailed journal,...
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    Sticky: Railroad Viaducts in Pennsylvania.

    John, you could spend most of your trip seeking out the wealth of railroad sites in PA. There are so many historic and architecturally magnificent sites. One of the reasons why I love PA. ...
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    Sticky: Here's another to add to your list.

    John, here in my collection I have something which I feel almost sure would interest you. It is a post card of a scene in western North Carolina, entitled Railroad at 17 Points.

    On the back the...
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    Sticky: Don't turn off the computer.

    John, what I do is write everything in an exercise book, by State. Even things I see on telly, which might interest me. Have recently added some spots which I saw in Meteorite Men. The Pickers...
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    Sticky: Natchez Parkway

    John, You will love the Natchez Parkway. 50mph speed limit. No trucks. Very little traffic (when I was on it). And ever so much to see and explore along the way. I only drove the northern...
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    Sticky: BRP in four days should be OK.

    Yeah! John, the BRP is slow going, which I know you don't mind, but it will take a while. Not to mention the numerous view points, which on a clear day allow for spectacular views. You'll love it...
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    Sticky: John, this is going to make for a great field...

    John, this is going to make for a great field report. Can't wait to read it and see all your fantastic photography.

    Did you manage to pick up some of the cheap fares going at the moment? (I am...
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    Sticky: Dadge Caravan is comfortable.

    John, sounds fantastic. Having the fridge, rather than a cooler, makes all the difference. Just make sure you drive enough each day to top up those batteries. Check up to see if the extra battery...
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    Sticky: And another.....

    While we're on scenic Interstates.... don't forget I-94 either side of the MT / ND border... around Teddy Roosevelt NP.

    Lifey
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    Sticky: Lifestyle.

    John, that is the classic lifestyle vs budget debate, which I am sure you have read about on these forums. But remember, when you are on the road from point A to B with the camper you have to option...
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    Sticky: It will wait.

    Alaska will still be there.... might just go back myself then, too. lol

    You're becoming a real pro at this.

    Lifey
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    Sticky: Way Up North.....

    Would you need to add a month to the upcoming trip?

    No, definitely not! You will need to add about six to eight weeks, if you are really going to see the place, and experience all the wonders up...
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    Sticky: Wow!!

    I can assure you that my experience of Memorial Day is very different. This was on my third visit, and long before I knew about Memorial Day... or RTA.

    I turned up at the Grand Canyon South...
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    Sticky: What makes you think that?

    John, you know that no matter how long you have, it is never 'enough time'. Good excuse for trip #3.

    Make a note in your planning that Monday 27th May is Memorial Day, usually quite a busy...
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    Sticky: Crossing into Canada

    John, over the last three months, I have crossed the border into (and out of) Canada six times and all I have ever shown is my passport. I have never been asked for anything else.

    You will...
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    Sticky: British Columbia

    John, when you arrive in Canada, how long will you have to get to Calgary? If time permits, I would highly recommend taking the Sea to Sky Hwy through Squamish and Whistler to Lillooet and onto Hwy...
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    Sticky: Border Crossings.

    It is possible to cross the border within the NP. Not sure if this road links direct to the GTTS road. Be aware, that crossing is restricted hours - not sure exactly, but probably 8am to 11pm (like...
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    Sticky: To add to the list.

    May as well add some of my favourites to the list. You'll find most of these in your atlas (if you brought one home),

    There is Route 6 through PA. As the brochure states, 'not so much a route...
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