Husband and I and our two easy-going dogs are planning a summer trip to visit my parents in Irvine, CA. We live in Raleigh, NC. We would like to stop at Yellowstone N.P. for one night and Seattle, WA, for onenight.
We would like to spend 2 or 3 days with my parents, and then return to Raleigh going through Grand Canyon and Arches N.Ps without stopping too long (in other words, mostly driving through).
We will have 16 days to do this. My husband and I have been driving long distances for a while and ideally we would drive as many hours that we could in shifts for the first couple of days (through states that we really don't need to see), then take it easy until Seattle and again drive down on I-5.
I've been playing around with Microsoft Streets & Maps and it comes down to a 7100 mile trip, which could be done, but the question is... is it humanly possible. I realize that we would be missing a great deal of beautiful scenery, but time is just not there for us.
I proposed to my husband that we abandon the idea of Seattle, but he won't hear of it. Comments? Suggestions?