Hi everyone! I am a new member here, and am going to be hitting the road this coming weekend on a trip to the beach.
Being a Space Nut and having spent several years in Florida as a child, I have an attachment to Florida, and am parting from my normal routine... I found a Motel 6 in Cocoa Beach, FL on the beach for about 60 a night, and will be staying there for three nights. (Sun-Tue). M-T will be spent on the beach, W at Cape Kennedy, and then driving home from there.
I am currently trying to plan maximum gas-efficeincy on the trip, and have just bought a new car (2001 Honda Civic). I had to take a business trip this weekend to Central Tennessee, and averaged almost 40 MPG when travelling 65-70 MPH on the Interstate.
I traditionally have travelled i-74 to i-75 to get to Florida, but two alternative routes are 65 South to 24 at Nashville to 75 at Chattanooga to 10 to 95, or taking 75 to Knoxville, picking up 40 and driving through the carolinas, then jumping over on 20 to 95.
I am also considering sleeping in the car instead of getting rooms on the way down and back.
Any thoughts, hints, route advice?