Hi All, my family (1 husband & 2 kids), are heading to the states in Sept for a family holiday. We arrive in LA on 13 September and are spending the first 5 days in Anaheim. Buttering the kids up for the following weeks spent together in a motorhome. We are collecting our motorhome on 18 September 2009 from El Monte in Santa Fe Springs. I have booked a CS30 motorhome (much to my husbands horror. He is quite worried about the size, I however am working on the theory that a little bit more room for the kids just might mean the difference between all of us getting off the motorhome at the end of our trip alive!). This is the roadtrip we have planned:
Santa Fe Springs to Needles -have no idea if this is a good spot to stop. We are unsure of what time we will get to hit the road after collecting our RV. Will need to shop and are also wanting to visit Calico Ghost Town.
Needles to Grand Canyon (2 nights)-staying NP
Grand Canyon to Bryce Canyon (2nights)-staying NP
Bryce Canyon to Zion (o/night)-staying NP
Zion to Las Vegas (3nights)-staying KOA Circus Circus
Las Vegas to Mammoth Lakes (o/night)
Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite via Tioga Pass (o/night-staying NP
Yosemite to San Francisco (3 nights)-Staying in Marin
San Francisco to Big Sur (o/night)- via Big Basin Redwoods, Santa Cruz, Monterey and Carmel (is this a little too much?)
Big Sur to Pismo Beach (o/night)- via Heart Castle and San Luis Obispo
Pismo Beach to Malibu (o/night)-via Solvang and Santa Barbara.
Malibu to Santa Fe Springs-return motorhome
Last 2 nights staying in West Hollywood before flying home to Australia.
Looking for any pointers re plan. Also would love to know if there are any roads that should be avoided in the 30' motorhome.
Look forward to some advise.