I apologize for the long post (and posting it in multiple places). Not sure where to post something like this. In early April of 2008, I will start a three-week journey driving from Raleigh, NC most likely ending in Sacramento, CA. I have bought a book called “120 Scenic Drives in America” and I am using this to help guide my route. The real purpose of the trip is to see the country, significant points of interest along the way, and just get away.
Below is what I have laid out thus far – and is subject to change based on my fellow TA’s advice. I have attempted to split it up to drive around 200 miles/day. The places that seem a bit strange to stop are those places along my routes that have a TA highly rated place to stay that are in my price range ($100/night). I frequent Hampton Inns and that class of hotel. I will need internet connectivity along the way as I will be working some.
Any input or advice on my journey would be very much appreciated. I am very open to your suggestions – I have received awesome advice from you guys thus far.
Day 2: Lewisburg, WV to Morehead, KY. Finishes the Midland Trail. 225 miles.
Day 3: Morehead, KY to Bowling Green, KY. Route includes the “Bluegrass to Pennroyal” drive. 248 miles.
Day 4: Bowling Green, KY to Metropolis, IL. Finish the “Bluegrass to Pennroyal” drive and get a little gambling in Metropolis. 163 miles.
Day 5: Metropolis, IL to Marian, IL via the “Shawnee Hills Scenic Byway” along the IL/KY border. 122 miles.
Day 6: Marian, IL to Jefferson City, MO. Will start the “Missouri Rhineland” drive. 262 miles.
Day 7: Jefferson City, MO to Kansas City, MO. Have friends there. 160 miles.
Day 8: Kansas City, MO to McPherson, KS. Will be doing the “Kansas East and West” drive. 215 miles.
Day 9: McPherson, KS to Goodland, KS. 271 miles.
Day 10: Goodland, KS to Walsenburg, CO. 272 miles.
Day 11: Walsenburg, CO to Espanola, NM. 258 miles.
Day 12: Espanola, NM to Gallup, NM. 222 miles.
Day 13: Gallup, NM to Sedona, AZ. 213 miles.
Day 14: Sedona, AZ to Williams, AZ via the Grand Canyon. 250 miles.
Day 15: Williams, AZ to Laughlin, NV. 146 miles.
Day 16: Laughlin, NV to Las Vegas, NV. 100 miles.
Day 17: Las Vegas, NV to Stovepipe Wells, CA. 152 miles.
Day 18: Stovepipe Wells, CA to Lone Pine, CA. 88 miles.
Day 19: Lone Pine, CA to Lee Vining, CA. 123 miles.
Day 20: Lee Vining, CA to South Lake Tahoe, CA. 110 miles.
Day 21: South Lake Tahoe, CA to Sacramento, CA. 110 miles.
Day 22: Fly back to North Carolina.