okay so for my birthday (march 14th) i have this idea of taking a road trip from the amazing (:D) Austin, Tx to California. I've never been on a road trip before but since my birthday is during spring break and after have a big party last year i thought of toning it down a little for the big 1-6. I have traveled before on flight to Vegas and this past summer to Europe but those were planned for me and now it's up to me to plan this for about four other people (ages: 9, 18, 36, and a young 53 year old). the traveling dates would be: Friday, March 12th - Tuesday, March 23rd. i'm thinking thats a good number of days and only 3 school days would be missed. from another thread i read maybe going through amarillo to arizona is a good route so from watching The Travel Channel and other such shows i've come up with some neat places that we could go.
- Cadillac Ranch
- The Flintstones Bedrock City.
- Grand Canyon?
* a motel to stay at that i found is the Haunted Caboose: Canyon Motel.
things i'd like to do in California:
- hollywood walk of fame and a sightseeing tour (of course)
- be in a taping of Lopez Tonight (the whole purpose of this trip)
- i'm also a big Marilyn Monroe fan and any tourist site to do with her would be cool.
- Universal Studios.
so basically i dont have very much direction and i definatley need some direction. if anyone can help and added thumbs up will be given
ps. i was thinking maybe my family can do some fun things on the way to California and also stop at attractions on the way back home so we don't get bored and maybe have more relaxed time than doing one thing after the other.