My wife and I will be driving from Wilmington, North Carolina to Settle, Washington during October 2006. We will be delivering a car to our daughter, who is starting graduate school at the University of Washington in September (she is flying out).
We are combining this into a “Road Trip” adventure. We have done the southern route to California (I-10/US-90) in the past and would like to do a more Northern route to Settle. We are allowing three weeks (actually two weeks and four days) for the road trip, we will be flying back to NC.
We are 60 years old and are looking for unusual things; not the standard interstate highway stuff – although we will drive them between long distances. We retired from the Air Force, where we saw much of the world. I now work for the Federal Government as an electrical engineer and the wife does whatever she wants. We can’t hike trails anymore (at least not far, wife has bad foot – I once hiked to the bottom and back to the rim of the Grand Canyon in one day), but do like nature views, farm shows, State Fairs, unusual places to eat, museums, unusual shopping, things you just can’t get or do in cities…
We are starting to plan this trip now and are seeking routes, places to visit, etc… We will be going from Wilmington to Memphis, TN, but from there to Settle is wide open.
Any suggestions on routes and things/places to see would be appreciated. Will the weather be a problem if we take a Northern route in October?
Our plan is to stay in motels and eat out at least twice/day. Other than that, most anything goes.