I've been thinking about a cross country road trip for some time for a vacation. It's about 5 or more years out... but, can never plan to soon or enough for what I have in mind. Once I get my TransAm done. I want to start working on my 1970 Convertible GTO (yes, I have restoration project car that I got from Mike a year ago).
I figure it will take me 5 years to complete. My plan is to build it with this trip in mind (motor type, rear end gearing, brakes, air condition, etc).
Today it would cost about $1,000 to have a car hauled from NY to California. I would fly to California pick up the car and drive to NY. I would plan on a 15 day trip (in the car).... Right now I'm trying to pull together the feasibility of a trip like this. My goal is to hit 3 major destinations along the way - like a national park, a car event, etc. Some camping and hotels. It'll be costly, I'm sure, but that's what I have to figure out.
Car Hauling, air fare, gas, hotels and camp sites are just the beginning. If the costs become too great I might have to scale the trip down. My question is what would be a route to take-in some good sites? I'm thinking national parks that could be selected - like, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore, Yellow Stone, etc? I'm sure there are a million point of interests that might come to mind like Las Vegas and other cities.
Route 66 routes with small towns? Allot of thought needs to be put into a trip like this because there are so many things to see (and you can't do it all). The main goal of the trip is to see a couple of big things and the rest leave up to adventure - the rest will happen along the way.