We are less than two months to take off and we have only one campground reservation and only a basic idea of where we want to go. We want to follow the good weather – sticking to the northern states in the summer and heading south and southwest for the winter.
Here’s a general sketch of places and people we’d like to see along the route. Organize alphabetically by state. This list is not complete – not even close – but it’s a start. We haven’t even really begun to research and plan. It’s a brainstorm of sorts.
We will be updating this list as we get closer – and of course, sharing our adventures as we go!
If you have a favorite place you think we should see – leave a comment and let us know!
Mobile – Visit Jeremy’s brother and family
Mesa – Visit Heather’s grandma and extended family
Phoenix – Visit more of Heather’s family
Anaheim – DisneyLand
Carlsbad – LegoLand
Redwood National Forest
Post Falls – Visit Heather’s grandmother and extended family
Orlando – Visit DisneyWorld
Tampa – Visit Heather’s childhood best friend and her kids.
Atlanta – Visit Jeremy’s aunt and family
Guyton – Visit Jeremy’s cousin and family
Nebish – Visit Heather’s grandfather’s and uncle’s grave in Nebish, Minnesota. See where Heather’s grandparents farm back-in-the-day and visit extended family.
Cape Girardeau – Visit Heather’s childhood friend and her family
Kimberling – Visit Jeremy’s uncle and family
Glacier National Park – Meet up with Jeremy’s brother and his family
Socorro – Visit Heather’s college friend Jamie
New York City – Not with the trailer. 🙂 Day trip into city?
Rochester – Visit Heather’s cousin
Jackson Center – Visit the Airstream Factory and see how Airstreams are built.
Cottage Grove – Visit Heather’s childhood family friend
Portland – This might just be our last stop and where we plan to call home. Close to our dearest friends, this might be the end of the road for us.
Land Between the Lakes
Big Bend Ranch State Park
Arches National Park
Dead Horse Point State Park
Zion Nation Park
Yellowstone National Park
More thoughts about where we’ll go
We plan to stay in as many state parks as possible, as private campgrounds are more expensive and lack some of the character and nature that we’re seeking. We hope to participate in the Junior Ranger programs at the state parks. Plus we want to hit up a few professional sport games, local plays and theater shows and festivals/events as they fit into the travel.
If you have ideas for things to see or do – please leave a comment!