This is my first post on this site. I saw a few useful threads, so I though that I'd give it a shot.
I live in northwest Washington and I'm seventeen. I go to a school in central Virginia, as of this year, so I don't get to go home much, but I have a long summer break (most of which will be spent trying to earn some money).
I've been on quite a few road trips with my family, some to California, and I've been all over the United States. I've always wanted to go on a road trip with friends, but haven't really had an opportunity. Well, one of my closest friends just moved to Sacramento, and apparently he may be moving to Europe after he's done with school. I thought that this summer would be a good time to go to San Francisco on a camping trip with friends. We could drive down to Sacramento and meet my friend who lives there, then have some fun in the city. I've been to San Francisco before and I liked it.
I'm a pretty responsible guy, and I already live away from my parents for most of the year, besides, by then I'll have 2 years of driving experience, which is a lot for my age, much of it gained driving on highway 101 though Oregon.
1. Does this seem like a good idea?
2. Know any cool places on the way to the Bay area?
3. What should we bring?
4. Estimate on the damage, financially?
5. Any suggestions? I would really appreciate it. :)