We've already touched upon the subject of the Crazy Weekend Roadtrip, but I was kind of wondering about roadtrips in general.
I (and the Better Half) are planning on taking one for sure from Northern Colorado to Hayden Lake, ID to visit (my) inlaws for Christmas.
But, since air travel has become a little cumbersome, as well as expensive, I am thinking of doing a road trip up to other parts of the Pacific NW on my own.
(extraneous stuff and budgetary concenrs have been taken out, as I have figured my budget will be "have money, go with flow, sleep in sorority houses along the way). Well, maybe not the sorority house part.
Anyways, this trip will be to tour potential grad schools. Plus I kind of wanted to take a solo road trip and being as the marriage will occur next June, I am looking at this as a self-given bachelor "trip".
The only hotels I will stay in will be prior to visiting schools (for showers, clothes iron, good breakfast, etc.) and I may camp on the way out, and maybe a night of camping on the coast, who knows.
Food will be what is in my cooler (good bread, cheese, vegtables, meats; sodas and beer).
Gas for 2900 miles (total, there and back) will run the same as a flight from Denver to the northwest.
October is my favoirte month and I believe a good traveling month for the Western United States.
What steps have you taken in order to begin a road trip? What about any tips you may be able to give out?
Any good stories?