My daughter and I are planning the 48 in 2005, starting when she graduates college in May. We have a tenative course from Illinois to Wisconsin, then West and coming back the southern route. She did her sophomore college year in Australia, having gone to Thailand on spring break, and is taking this semester in Austria, having done London, Paris and other cities before starting school, and now wants to do the USA. We are thinking three months. Her timing may be altered by work possibilties though she wants to plan that around the timing need of the trip. My activity may be limited as a retired guy nearing 70 though I will have walked over 100 rounds of golf when 2004 is over. I do need stability under foot. We are the kind who will enjoy improptu diversions from our basic plan. Sleep may happen when the other drives, at a rest stop if we both need it, a Motel 6 every few nights and we have friends. We'll eat out of grocery stores though things like lobster dining on the east coast will happen. I have a golden age passport for national parks. We want to experience as much as we can. I am wondering if experienced "Roadtrippers" have any cautions, directives or encouragements. Thanks.