I plan on leaving Florida at the beginning of July to get to Zion National Park by the last week of July. All I know so far is that I want to stop at the Great Smoky Mountain NP on the way. I want to be back in Florida sometime in September.
My daughter and I travelled up to half of every year for 14 years. We had an organic vegetable farm in Vermont, so travelled the half of the year it was frozen ;-) We did do one trip to Montana, Washington, Arizona and back to Vermont one summer.
I am definitely a veteran cross country tripper. We usually travel for no specific time frame and have no deadlines. I make turns on a whim and follow scenic routes on maps. We have been to most US national parks. All my favorite adventures were "accidental".
This trip will include 2 adults (one blind) and a service dog (for the not blind adult). If I don't find lodging for the cat, she might come, too. She has been on a couple of trips, but is not as thrilled as the dog ;-)
I have a GMC conversion van with almost 250,000 miles on it. There's a queen bed in the back, dresser, underbed storage, a food cupboard, porta potty, 2 house batteries, a generator, oxygen concentrator and CPAP machine. We will have our laptop with WiFi capabilities.
I camp 99% of the time. In all these years, I've only stayed at one cabin and one hotel room. I prefer federal campgrounds like Corps of Engineers, Forest Service, National Parks, BLM, etc, as they are half price for disabled people.
Are there any good websites telling what federal campgrounds have electricity? Some national parks have ONE site with electric for wimpy people like me who need oxygen. I have found no source listing these elusive electric sites. At the north rim of the Grand Canyon, I asked politely and was shown a place to plug in ;-)
Any hints, tips, stories, ideas welcome. Wendy