Very new to this - planning a trip in my convertible which has no a/c for start about middle of July. Thinking of about 300 miles a day at the most. Going through to pittsburgh pa for a stop over at friends (one stop before - don't know where) -- but after that - thinking of trying a very northern route for a little bit cooler weather (maybe not possible in July) -- I was thinking of through ohio with the top down - and the camping gear ready -
any good camping places in ohio you've heard of ? after Cleveland
I think i want to stop at the rock and roll hall of fame - a little scared of keeping stuff in a convertible even with the top up - any security ideas?
I thought maybe a metal camping chest with a lock on it -- the car is a pretty old VW - so I want to take those old "colorful" highways of the past like route 20, 30, 2 etc. - not 80 or 70 but old two lane blacktops - any book for that ?
then to ann arbor -- maybe up through Michigan and on the way to Isle Royal National Park ?? Want to stop at a lot of National parks - love them !!!
Is there a cool ferry somewhere past grand rapids that goes to Wisconsin ?
lake Express ferry (I see) - has anybody taken that ?
Then on to Minneapolis then up to Isle Royal but there I run out of gas so to speak..... ( not certain about Isle Royal - it makes it more of let's go to canada trip) Canada to Calgery OR
----from Wisconsin to North Dakota to Montana (been to Glacier - wow) and then to Seattle
--places to camp along that route - good National/State parks ?
what about those badlands ????
then down the coast to San Francisco
Alternate might be Montana then down to Salt Lake -- what is the best way to go from Salt Lake to CA ??? - kind of afraid of the rockies with an old car.
This is me and a pipe dream now - but I am hoping some suggestions from the beginning will lead me to the end...