Sunday, June 15, 2008

The Great Summer Road Trip 2008


Ypsilanti to Santa Monica, Yosemite NP, Denver, Mount Rushmore and Home, 6927 miles, 124 hours driving time (estimate)

This year we are traveling to the Western United States. There will be a lot to see. We are stopping in to see Mary's brother and aunt, and travel one of the iconic highways of US history.

From Chicago to LA we are driving Route 66. As the song says, "If you ever plan to motor west, Travel my way, take the highway that is best. Get your kicks on Route Sixty-Six." We are driving through "Saint Looey, Joplin, Missouri, and Oklahoma City." We are going to see "Amarillo, Gallup, New Mexico, Flagstaff, Arizona." We won't "forget Winona, Kingman, Barstow, or San Bernandino." We are hip to the timely tip: "When you make that California trip Get your kicks on Route Sixty-Six."

Mary will join us in Santa Fe where her brother lives and then she will travel with us to Los Angeles. Then my father will join us for us a week through California.

On the way home we will zigzag through Arizona, Utah, and Colorado and then across the Great Plains.

Along the way we will be visiting a number of national parks. The Lincoln Home in Illinois, Gateway Arch in Missouri and Bandelier in New Mexico. In Arizona are stopping at Petrified Forest and both the south and north rims of the Grand Canyon. In California there is Sequoia, Kings Canyon, Yosemite, and Death Valley. Bryce, Zion, and Arches beckon from Utah and Mesa Verde and Rocky Mountain from Colorado. Then up to Devil's Tower in Wyoming and Mount Rushmore in South Dakota.

Like last year there are not many firm dates only the destinations.

1 comment:

Joe Capuano III said...

Thanks Dad, I really liked thi trip. Love you