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  1. You will average 50 to 55 mph, even if you drive...

    You will average 50 to 55 mph, even if you drive over the speed limit!

    I am currently on a mini vacation, 850 miles from my house. The map program stated 12 hours and 38 minutes.

    I wonít say...
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    What time of the year will you be traveling? ...

    What time of the year will you be traveling?

    How old are the children?

    Is this a one way trip or will you be returning to Seattle?
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    You might want to think about getting...

    You might want to think about getting reservations. We traveled in mid September with an RV and it was difficult to book a public or private campground weeks ahead of time. Donít know if that...
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    Stop at Monterey Bay Aquarium! It is IN the...

    Stop at Monterey Bay Aquarium! It is IN the famous Cannery Row. It is spread out over a couple buildings and has some really neat tanks full of jellyfish. You could spend a lot of time there.
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    Forget camping in Key West or anywhere in the...

    Forget camping in Key West or anywhere in the Keys without a reservation.

    It will be virtually impossible to find a drop in campsite in the busy April tourist season. The State Parks are booked...
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    Bryce isnít that far from Zion. Itís a gorgeous...

    Bryce isnít that far from Zion. Itís a gorgeous place in summer, and the winter snow capped pictures Iíve seen look fantastic. If weather and road conditions allow, I would consider it. If I were...
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    Head back to ZION if youíve never done the...

    Head back to ZION if youíve never done the NARROWS hike IN the Virgin River.

    Allow a day, although even an hour is spectacular. After about an easy mile hike on a paved trail, the trail ends...
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    HERE is what you MUST do at Bryce! Stop at the...

    HERE is what you MUST do at Bryce!

    Stop at the visitors center and get the trail map. Take the absolutely gorgeous hike down from Sunrise Point, then further down to Wall Street. Once at the...
  9. Well, as for rock formations, you canít go wrong...

    Well, as for rock formations, you canít go wrong with Arches National Park.

    Two other fantastic areas with very different rock formations are Bryce Canyon National Park and Goblin Valley State...
  10. You mention that Morleyís takes you 10 minutes...

    You mention that Morleyís takes you 10 minutes out of your way. But it is right on Hall Road (M-59) which is the most direct route from I-94 to Rochester Hills.

    Arenít you taking that route? ...
  11. When you exit I-94 at Hall Road (M-59) watch for...

    When you exit I-94 at Hall Road (M-59) watch for the Morley Chocolate Factory less than a mile on your left.

    They make delicious Morley chocolates as well as fantastic Sanders chocolates. You...
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    OK. You want exciting! Are you SURE you...

    OK.

    You want exciting!

    Are you SURE you want exciting, because I have it!!!

    Head down the Gulf coast of Florida on I-75 and as you approach Bradenton, head for Myakka State Park. It is...
  13. Summer vs Fall. Iíve been ďout WestĒ many...

    Summer vs Fall.

    Iíve been ďout WestĒ many times, both in the Summer and in the Fall. For me, they are two completely different experiences.

    In the Fall, the crowds are much less or even...
  14. Be aware that you will likely experience sub...

    Be aware that you will likely experience sub freezing temperatures in Yellowstone and Glacier. Check with your RV rental company if the unit will be winterized; I imagine it would be. If so, all...
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    Worst Yellowstone vacation ever. Years ago,...

    Worst Yellowstone vacation ever.

    Years ago, my wife and I headed West from Michigan around June 15. We ran into a lot of snow in the Rockies and Yellowstone was freezing, literally, on some...
  16. So true! One July vacation, it was 107 in Las...

    So true!

    One July vacation, it was 107 in Las Vegas. Several days later i headed north and it was very cold and windy at Cedar Breaks.
  17. First of all, you have plenty of time to book...

    First of all, you have plenty of time to book camping or lodging at the National Parks. These book up many months in advance.

    Utah has some fantastic parks. A lesser known one is Goblin Valley...
  18. To avoid hurryupitis, drive 70 or 75 or whatever...

    To avoid hurryupitis, drive 70 or 75 or whatever the speed limit is BUT figure on averaging 50 mph overall! I do this on all my long drives, and I do a LOT of them every year. Traffic, gas stops,...
  19. When are you leaving? Are your dates flexible? ...

    When are you leaving? Are your dates flexible?

    How long will you have?

    How old are your kids?

    What are you renting, and from whom? A class C from Cruise America, a class A from someone...
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    Donít overlook Spirit Airlines for really cheap...

    Donít overlook Spirit Airlines for really cheap airfare.

    Sure, there are a lot of bad things about Spirit Air. They shoehorn you into uncomfortably cramped seats which do not recline at all. ...
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    One week is really not much time. Letís figure...

    One week is really not much time.

    Letís figure you drive down the first weekend and return the second weekend. THAT will get you to northern Florida and leave you 5 days to vacation.

    You...
  22. Welcome to America! Are you flying into SLC...

    Welcome to America!

    Are you flying into SLC and flying out of Denver?

    Did you already buy your tickets and are they refundable?

    Do you plan on camping?

    Are you adventurous?
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    If you want some suggestions for Florida, let us...

    If you want some suggestions for Florida, let us know.

    I am a part time Florida resident and there is much more to Florida than WDW.

    Also, what time of the year are you considering?
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    Hereís my 60 year experience with family...

    Hereís my 60 year experience with family vacations

    My father had a vacation rule: anyone younger than 5 stayed home with grandma. You wouldnít appreciate or even remember the trip anyway. It...
  25. I drove l-40 to Asheville three weeks ago. There...

    I drove l-40 to Asheville three weeks ago. There was an horrific construction traffic jam where traffic went down to ONE lane. Even if there was no construction, this stretch of I-40 has a LOT of...
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