roadtrip from Texas to Michigan but want to go through NY. (We know incredibly out of the way)
OK...as for an explanation. We are kind of wild hair people adn while planning a trip to visit my best friend in Michigan, I got this great idea for a roadtrip...which then turned into the whole trip. I have something like 17 days off, but she doesnt so time is cramped and money will be tight.
The VERY VERY ROUGH only HALF PROCESSED VERY TENTATIVE plan is this...
Dec 26 leave Amarillo, TX and drive to Tulsa.
(Julie will be arriving via plane from MI and we have a friend that lives there so we can sleep.)
Dec 27 leave early from Tulsa, OK and drive as far as we get.
Dec 28 leave and drive as far as we get
Dec 29 leave adn drive the rest of the way. Find crummy hotel or something near NYC.
Dec 30 Explore NYC
Dec 31 Explore in morning and spend rest of day in times square
*!* WATCH BALL FALL*!*
Dec 1 Travel back to hotel
Dec 2-5 Travel to MI and stay there at Julies place
Dec 6-Begin drive to TX
Dec 7- Finish rest of drive and Julie has to catch night flight back to MI
Dec 8- Julie works morning at school ;) & I sleep ...lol.
The Budget is TINY!!!! VERY TINY!
Basically at almost 4000 miles in a car that gets 26 mpg avg. I figured 160 gallons and overpriced at $3/g would be about 500 total. Then we are thinking of camping the way there (Yes we know it is dec and we are heading north but that is what an adventure is right...crazy?!?) ANYWHO...so only hotel while in/around NYC so for two nights we guessed like 2-300. Then we added in her flights from Detroit to Tulsa as (99) and Amarillo to Detroit (147) so that total is roughly 1050. Split that 2 ways and it is roughly 550 each. So basically 600 give or take a bit for the trip. Food is from a cooler and we will eat out some but we are thinking like christmas money for that stuff so ~300ish. So basically for the trip we will have 600 each and for spending/food we will have 2-300. I know it will be tight and quite a winter time adventure BUT
Are there any suggestions or advice that we should take. TIPS ANYONE! I have never taken a trip this long via roadways....What do yall thikn