The wife and I have been kicking around the idea of dropping off the baby and the dogs with some poor unsuspecting soul and taking a short trip somewhere for maybe about two or three nights. Nothing too expensive or extravagent but nice enough that we can just relax and enjoy ourselves.
That is what we will probably end up doing. However, that’s not the trip I want to take.
Here’s the trip I would love to be able to take some day… preferably in the fall. I’d fly to Maine, maybe Bangor since that is where a lot of Stephen King books took place, and rent a nice comfortable car. Then head north to Quebec and see that just because. Then head south down through Vermont and New Hampshire to get to Boston and have some Clam Chowder. That would rock.
We’d head west then and in to Pennsylvania to see a true national landmark: Hershey! Tour the facilities and ride the rides at the park. Then drive through Pittsburgh just to mark it off the map on our way to Sandusky, OH to visit Cedar Point where more roller coasters and other various rides would be ridden till I was hoarse from screaming like a little girl. We would head west again towards Chicago and stay with our friends there for a night. Off again after breakfast we’d head north through Madison, WI and stop in at the Mall of America near Minneapolis. I’ve been there but Michelle hasn’t.
We could then head southwest a little towards Sioux Falls and head to the Badlands via Hwy 90. That place is very cool but I haven’t been there since I was little. After a few pictures we would continue on 90 to Billings, Montana and then through the skinny part of Idaho and into Spokane, WA. Since we are that close we would probably spend a night in Seattle and then stop in Olympia to see Yoshi and Meesh. We could then take Hwy 5 south to Portland and visit Katie and then continue on to California probably splitting off to 199 at Grants Pass to get to the coastal highway.
All the way to San Francisco to spend a night or two sightseeing and then back on the 101 to go through Los Angeles and then stop in San Diego. For fun we could go an hour out of our way to cross the border into Tiajuana for a beer and trinkets and then find our way back across to Hwy 8 and take that to Tucson, AZ. Off again and into Texas we would pass through El Paso and head southeast to San Antonio and then Houston on our way to New Orleans in Louisiana.
We would pass through Gulfport, Mississippi and Mobile, Alabama and travel the length of the Florida pan-handle to get to Jacksonville where we would steer that poor mistreated rental due north. We could take Hwy 95 to Savannah, GA and then continue on… maybe go to Charleston… maybe not. It looks kind of out of the way. Probably just stay on 95 to Raleigh in North Carolina and then off to the coast again. I’m thinking Virginia Beach.
Then based on the map it looks like there is a bridge that will take you on to this strange island or maybe it’s a peninsula called Delaware. I’m not even sure that is part of the United States. May need to have our passports there too. Hehe. Then up to Philadelphia as we re-enter Pennsylvania because the alternative is New Jersey and no one needs to see that.
If we had to return the car to Maine where we rented it then I suppose we would travel past New York City and maybe drive through Rhode Island because seriously… how long could that possibly take? Perhaps stop in somwhere else for some clam chowder to wrap up the trip and back to the rental place and then to the airport.
I wonder how many miles that would be?