Hello all, my name is Alex. Last summer, I went with my parents to California and absolutely loved it. I would love to go back there again. So here's the plan...my friends and I are going to road trip to California next summer ('07). However, we're all freshman in college and we have no idea how to go about doing this. We have a rough idea about what we want to do, and that is cut through El Paso so I can see my family. Then, make our way up north through California. We really want to hit Irvine, LA, and the San Francisco bay area. Any help would be much appreciated. I'd really like to get an estimate of how much gas, food, hotels, etc. would be, as well as how much time we should allow for this. I was thinking maybe 2 weeks? Thanks for your time!