My wife and i just drove from Indiana to McMinnville, Or. Our destination was the Spruce Goose museum that houses Howard Hughes' airplane. We drove thru 17 states and revisited old haunts as well as some new places. We drove our full size Chevy Express van. I haven't gotten the nerve to see how much we spent on gas!
We were saddened to see how post 9-11 has changed some things like the Hoover Dam. But we were still heartened to see that many of our treasured places are still operating. Oh to be rich and in good health so that we could do this more often!