Hiya, I am planning on leaving the UK for America at the end of summer, buying a cheap car and driving either from New to LA or LA to New York. Just wondering if you guys could help me with a few questions.
Im not sure what city to start from or if it makes a huge difference, does anyone have any views on this?
I reckon I will have to buy a cheap car, in the long that will be cheaper I think. Planning to go for bout 6weeks. What sort of cost you think I'll be looking to pay and does it matter I have only been driving just over a year?
I want to make a documentary along the way, speaking to people who run gas stations, life in small towns nearby so will be going off the main route quite a bit. I read somewhere that the distance was about 2000miles. Is this accurate, also do you know costs for fuel on a small car to get that far?
Im also interested in going to lots of different, interesting places along the way. Read about Hobo convention, which I would miss as its in April, the guy that runs that Love city in California. I can't remember what its called, sorry. Grand Canyon, Old Route 66 etc. If anyone knew of intriguing places like heard there are some deserted houses, villages out there, rodeos, commune type places where people live off the land, tourist attractions, old famous bars. Basically if you knew of anything along the normal route that you think it interesting I would love to hear to map it out as I plan my journey.
Lastily, do hobos still ride the rails? Ive always had an interest in them and their stories and wondered if they still existed, and if so what would be the chances of seeing one to maybe to chat on camera to him.
Thanks for all your help.