In sixteen days, our family and house will be packed up and ready to hit the open roads! (at least, that is the plan and I’m really hoping we stay on schedule!!!) Unlike when we moved to Boston, we are going to be moving ourselves back to Utah. As a grand finale to our adventure, we are planning a cross-country road trip! No sarcasm here… I am really truly excited!!!
One member of our family – who shall remain nameless – is a little nervous, however. One of her friends was recently involved in a bad car accident while on a road trip and is currently recovering from her injuries. Everyone has told her friend that as soon as she is better she needs to speak to a car accident attorney as by the sounds of things, the accident was the fault of the other driver. As you can imagine we have done our best to put her mind at ease and I am sure everything will be okay on the day.
Our current plan is to set-off from bean town and head to buffalo, new york where I have friends from high school living that we can stop in and visit + see Niagara falls. from there we will pass through Cleveland, Ohio en route to Chicago. Stopping in both cities for the local sites. On July 4th we would like to stop somewhere in the mid-west for a traditional small-town-American celebration. Any suggestions??? After that, we will head to Mt Rushmore, Yellowstone national park, Jackson Hole, Wyoming and eventually drop down into Utah. Ta-da!!! We are spacing all of the driving and stops over the course of about nine days, so there’s no rush. And, we won’t be driving very fast with a large truck pulling a car, and a car pulling a trailer. ::smiles:: After reading some hire car road trip tips we were tempted to hire a car for the trip, that way we wouldn’t rack up the mileage on our own. However, the kids wanted the familiarity of the family car and I can understand that. So, our car it is!
I love going on road trips! There is just so much to look forward to, especially getting to experience different places and meeting new people. Who doesn’t love the thought of this? I mean look at how many places we’re going to be visiting on this road trip; we are guaranteed to make a lifetime of memories on this trip. And I can’t wait to have a look at all the pictures once we’re done. To make the driving portion of the road trip just as enjoyable, we have decided to buy a car subwoofer after getting sent a list of recommendations of which one we should get. Good music and company, what could be better?
I am asking for any and all recommendations!!! Please tell me things/places to avoid, things/places to see, tell me all!
By the way, I will only be documenting this trip on instagram, if you’d like to follow along when the time comes, follow @see_jane #theRhodescrossAmerica