Hi! I have dreamt about this for a very long time, years. I finally have the opportunity to take off for a while for a roadtrip. I have 3 weeks. We are not very athletic, we don't mind a non-strenuous enjoyable long walk, but no difficult hiking. We want to site see, and want to see quaint towns and pretty surroundings. We initially wanted to go for 3 months but that is definitely not possible. We wanted to go to California and back but that appears to not be possible either in our time frame. :) I can get off of work for 3 weeks, including weekends that is about 18 nights. I tried to map it out in different ways and it seems we can't get to California at all or Florida - which is fine because we go all the time to FL. but never been to CA. Someday we can take a plane and spend a week in California.
Here are some places I thought we'd go to:
Horse Cave KY - I hear there are non-strenuous cave tours
st Louis MO - I want to see that arch
Window Rock, AZ - 4 corners- this sounds so cool but is it too far to make it back within 3 weeks and enjoy this trip? Is it worth it?
colorado- I hear its beautiful state - colorado springs? other ?
keystone SD - Mt Rushmore- is this something that we have to climb and hike to see or is it a fairly easy walk up - oh look kind of thing?
Some of these are long distances inbetween so some stop betweens I was thinking of are the following:
santa fe, new mexico
Ideally we don't want to drive more than 5 hours a day and I'd like to stay 2 nights at some places but not sure which.
We have an 1999 honda civic in good shape but almost 100,000 miles on it- can it make it or should we 1) rent or 2) its time to buy ? Any new car should be good right?
I am so excited! We plan to go late april/beginning may.
Any advice appreciated!!