Messaging from the UK. Early doors but planning has started anyway - we are two couples looking to do a East-West US road trip - all for retirement (early retirement - we are all early 50s and reasonably fit and healthy) and celebrate the kids fleeing the nest. Looking to do this over about 6 to 8 weeks (can be flexible on this). Intent to fly to JFK and return from LAX.
The original dream was to get a RV but I think I will get hacked off with the sheer enormous size - so we are pretty certain we want to hire a super large SUV (no idea what - Escalade?? Navigator??) and hotel it for the most part, but might take in a motorhome for a week if we can find an all inclusive deal somewhere.
While we are looking to start in NYC, we want to do Niagra, then hit Chicago and start the Route 66. We want to do all the main sights, but also a detour hit Independence Pass in Colorado, a couple days in Las Vegas, and I want to do a lap of Lake Tahoe (initial thoughts are here for the motorhome week??), Yosemite and such like. I am an engineer, so major/wild bridges are a particular thing of mine! Oddly, my mrs wants to see bears.
So a big, significant trip probably in spring/late spring 2024 or 2025. Seems natural to do East-West - interested if anyone feels West-East is better.
Anyway - hi. Hope to glean great info and tips!