So that is what I have so far, I'm piecing things together at the moment there is no dedicated route, figure I'll leave from Seattle, hit the Pacific Coast Highway, food from a cooler. Driving an 850 Wagon, big boot so I've found an air matress with its own inflate system that i can run off an inverter - I have lots of good blankets as I know several places will still be relatively chilly.
Showers I figure I'll hit Pilots and other truck stops also have a few friends all along the west coast (or/ca/az) will def crash a few homes. I figure maybe a motel/hotel two or three times the entire month but not likely. I want to be gone for roughly a month, no major goal.. just going to a few places I want to see before I get too old to fully enjoy them.. sure I can pay for extras when I'm older, but I want to get to the places and do the things I wont be able to once I am older (hope that makes sense)
Moving forward, Yosemite, Yellowstone, gonna check out the shrubbery in California so probably spend some time in Nor Cal (this is likely where I'll get my hotel rooms) Also want to go to AZ and check out the Stalactite caves - beyond that I'm not too sure. I "think" $3500 should cover the trip expenses for the most part (its all i can budget)
So any thoughts, suggestions, recommendations on stops. I've done short 400-500 mile drives, pushing an extended trip where i spend days at each destination is completely new.
I have a tent, gps, will be picking up a portable stove and a few other camping supplies, though I'm considering not even bringing the tent, but then again, i will be hiking in to places so maybe some early spring camping in the warmer areas is an option.
Oh I wanted to add, Trip would be early part of april to whenever I decide to come home. No real hurry which is why no real itinerary has been set.