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  1. Hi, I can't speak to the entire route, but one...

    Hi, I can't speak to the entire route, but one thing I would consider
    Day 3 - Philadelphia to Washington DC
    Day 4 - Washington DC
    Day 5 - From Washington: Lancaster County via Gettysburg,...
  2. One thing I'd do is review with current auto...

    One thing I'd do is review with current auto insurance company about any option that would cover you for some category of losses. The $50/day surcharge I saw posted elsewhere in this thread is quite...
  3. Now There is an "arresting" photo ... especially...

    Now There is an "arresting" photo ... especially in CA and MN!
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    Growf -- I logged in replied, hit "go advanced"...

    Growf -- I logged in replied, hit "go advanced" -- redirected to login again, and lost about an hours worth of work. Ugh.

    Shorter version. Do web search for "Covered Bridges, Lancaster PA" and...
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    Washington DC - Richmond VA

    This is the only part of your trip that crosses the area I'm familiar with. The most obvious road is I-95. If you have the flexibility, I'd try to be South of Richmond by the Thursday before...
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    August RT and National Parks

    Many beautiful ones, including Grand Canyon, Yosemite. They are most crowded about the time you are planning on being here (last month before school and universities resume normal schedules) --...
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    Another USA roadism - Right on Red (ROR)

    Across the country, if the light is red, you are at the front of the lane waiting for the light to change, and if the cross traffic closest to you is moving to the right (the normal situation), you...
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    'nother option powered by MS but...

    ... but this one lets you view sat images from any of four directions. Each directional view is a different image and angle.

    For example, I viewed my own house -- from one direction I see...
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    Thanks

    Yes, Mark, it helps ... in spades! :-)
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    Hwy 50 Coverage was in question :-)

    Thanks for the link, Mark.

    After seeing the book's review, I think the "Lost" part of the title had a different connotation than I first assumed. I was originally wondering if anyone who's...
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    The unusual?

    Mlisbo,

    September is a great month to drive most anywhere in the States, as long as you watch out for the Labor Day weeend (containing the first Monday of the month). That traffic will be much...
  12. ATMs

    Wow! That can be a Memorable Experience! Did you mean $80 or £80? In either case, each time you withdraw will count at your bank for any maximums per day or month, according to any terms you may...
  13. Cash at the airport

    Larrison's many good ideas reminded me about one other option I've taken to have money for taxis, when I first land. My local autoclub sold me a small packet of 40 pounds or so, before I left home. ...
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    You did better research

    Thanks very much, I tried researching the issue this a.m. and your numbers still look more accurate than what I could come up with.

    BTW fpr those pulling trailers there's further incentive to...
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    Thanks Cool

    yup thats gotta be it - we'd been warned by several people in Late May to avoid it. Really enjoyed the part we could be on, though. -ttm
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    more on tolls

    Agree, $40 seems high, ... hope some one who's been there recently has a better feel for it.

    The first toll going North from DC is Baltimore assuming you take the Eastern route around it,...
  17. Bringing over the budget

    While I assume you're probably referring to Traveller's Cheques, there are several other options if you have a Debit card tied to an account at home. Then you cn draw out a week or so at a time, and...
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    Time isn't the only toll between Wash and NYC

    Havn't made the trip on I-95 for ages, but a friend told me he paid $40 in tolls from DC to NYC. Hopefully someone here can verify the price, and keep in mind thats just for an ordinary passenger...
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    A much larger PAC HWY

    Thanks for keeping me honest, Mark. 7 hrs sounds about right if one hugs the coast all the way down. I let my personal experience with PCH get in the way .., i,e, coming from the S., I didn't try...
  20. July Fourth...

    ... will be a good day for joining in an Independence Day celebration. Small towns, big towns, almost certainly will have some kind of fireworks display , possibly with entertainment, fairs, etc. ...
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    PAC Coast Highway.

    You can see it in less than 90 minutes, or take your time for pictures, etc. and double that. Its quiet, peacful, breathtaking at times. The key parts are between San Simeon and Carmel. S.S. has a...
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    San Diego comments

    I forgot about the trolley and agree its a great way to ride down to the border.

    Larrison's comments about insurance are right-on, the rental contract will likely become void if you cross into...
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    Alternatives for weather.

    A couple thoughts on availability and routing, spurred by the thought that March is awfully close to Winter at some altitudes. There's a lot of good news after research, but its worth spending some...
  24. Stops N. of LA

    Colin,

    There's many options for overnights between LA and SF. But if you want to limit your driving then Solvang is an interesting town to stay in, paying tribute to Hans Christen Anderson of...
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    on foot

    Great idea! Also your AAA/CAA Mid-Atlantic book has a number of DC Walking Tours, including one near the White House. The mall's an awfully pretty area, though. Peaceful, too.
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