Hi Everyone! Thanks for all of the great posts and links and resources to be found here at the site (forum and site proper)!
I'm 25 this coming Monday and I've made the spur of the moment decision that I'm running west for 10-14 days roundtrip. I'm fortunate in the respect that I have three weeks off between jobs, a reliable car, and a tax return that all seem to collide into this great idea to go on the road trip of my lifetime. I'll also be bringing along my pooch for the trip (he's great in the car, we've gone back and forth to Myrtle Beach quite a few times non-stop.)
So, here goes. I'll be departing Pittsburgh, PA and my only real desire is to go west. I want to meet amazing people, see some mountains, buy some kitschy magnets and souvenirs, take some pictures, and eat some good old road food.
I have hit a bit of a road block in my "planning" (I know, planning isn't necessarily the right word to use...) but, I'm not sure what a realistic destination should be. Obviously, I know that I can't head to California or Nevada realistically. But, would Colorado be realistic for my time table?
I'm fairly certain that I'd like to ride out US 50- but I'm not opposed to other routes if someone can suggest something better.
I'm greatly interested in historic sites if possible; however, I also would love just to see the majesty of the good ol' U S of A.
Thanks so much in advance!