Check out Skyline Drive (starts outside of DC in Front Royal, Virginia) and Blue Ridge Parkway (starts where Skyline Drive ends). Will add some miles to your trip probably, but it's well worth it. Awesome mountain scenery - lots of wildlife, waterfalls, hikes, etc. You won't regret it. Only a few places to stay directly on the parkway and some of those can be expensive, but it's fairly easy to jump off and see civilization again within a few minutes if you plan your trip out. Here are links...there are many more. You can probably also find books related to these drives on amazon.com. Bring your camera! This is beautiful country.Hello!
I'm from Norway and planning a road trip next year from DC to LA, in my red SKY!:driving:
Does anybody have any ideas on which road to travel, sights, and other important issues that I need to look at.
I've never driven in the US before and interested in exploring as much as I can along the way. Though I am from Norway I'm not a wealthy young man and need to save money were I can. :thumbs:
Any hints and suggestions is well appreciated folks! :grouphug:
Hope Santa arrives early this Christmas!
Did any of you see Oprah on Tuesday, she was there at the Wigman, she walked into the room and turned around and said she could not sleep without a window. She and the rest of her crew went down the road to a Days Inn. It was VERY FUNNYI did Route 66 in my 66 Mustang a few years ago, Chicago to the Santa Monica Pier. I also did most if it in an RV with my kids many years back, and I would agree that there is A LOT of great Americana within a short drive of Route 66.
Much of the route is gone now, so I would imagine that this would include a bunch of regional excursions around Route 66. I doubt very many people would be free to do the whole ride, but I think a lot of people would like to participate in part of it.
Here is a list of several Route 66 events: www.historic66.com/events
Also, there are several very good historical websites, many books worth of info and pictures on Route 66. This link (www.theroadwanderer.net/RT66oatman.htm) takes you to a page about the western edge of Arizona, and then you can click on "Route 66 East" at the top, and it will take you through each major Route 66 landmark in the state. After you go through all the Arizona landmarks, you can then choose another state and click on the map and do the same thing. In Arizona, most of the Route 66 Riders stop in Williams and then take the train up to the Grand Canyon, a very cool way to do the canyon if you have never been.