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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Okay, go!

In a little over a month, we're taking a road trip down the Pacific Coast Highway all the way to San Diego and then driving back up through the middle. We're not putting a time limit on this (oh, the joy of freelancing) so it could take anywhere from 1-4 weeks. We've planned the first 3 days and then I got sick of guessing where we would be when so we're winging it.

That's where you come in. Where should we stop? What should we eat? Where should we stay?

To give you a little background about us - we are not shoppers. Neither of us buy anything on vacation. Well, I used to buy a magnet as my memento of where I have been but our new fridge isn't magnetic so now I really buy nothing.

I like to hike and see the unusual shit. If there's a random dinosaur statue in the middle of nowhere, that's where I want to be. If there's a museum all about gum, tell me. And if there's a farmer's market anywhere, I need to know.

Dominic likes food. If other road trips say much about us, we will probably eat out a few times a week (total). Because if there's a campground with a bbq that's where we rather be. We don't need to be in a restaurant if there's a beach that has a better view. But where should we go on the days where we don't want to set up camp? The healthier the better. Remember, we'll be in a car so the less farts and immediate stops, the better. No buffets. No 72 oz steaks. No big family restaurants.

He also likes history. Did someone famous die on a cliff? Was there a president somewhere? Let me know, so I can let him know.

What else? I don't know. You tell me.

Oh, and thanks.

4 Comments:

Blogger Tactless Wonder said...

Santa Cruz, CA: The Mystery Spot

I can't vouch for anything else as it's been super long since I was last there, and not sure when you're taking off so no idea if the Boardwalk is open...but they have a wooden roller-coaster (history!) and there's a super old cemetery, again, not sure about tours, and they filmed The Lost Boys there a million years ago.

11:21 PM  
Blogger Maya said...

I know nothing about the pch, but is that big readwood you can drive through somewhere along there?

6:41 AM  
Blogger RBK said...

Do go to the redwoods. They don't let you drive through them any more, but they are impressive just the same.

Not certain where you are going.

This one:
http://www.roadsideamerica.com/
Is a feally good resource for places to go, see, eat, sleep, do stuff... with an emphasis on roadside American (for which read "kitschy"--most of the time) culture.

Here are some links to lists of odd museums:

http://www.wackyarchives.com/featured/the-10-weirdest-us-museums.html

This is a favorite of mine:
http://www.pharmacymuseum.org/

http://www.bootsnall.com/articles/04-10/the-midwest-road-trip-travel-guide-indianas-weird-museums-indiana-midwest-usa.html
http://www.infoplease.com/spot/weirdmuseums1.html

I haven't traveled the country much since about a million years ago, but spent a few years mostly on the road way back when. I'm always fantasizing about another long road trip. Have a great time!

3:46 AM  
Blogger Pam the Realtor said...

If you end up driving thru Arizona, be sure to go thru Sedona and stop at Oak Creek Canyon, specifically Slide Rock. Beautiful area and lots of fun too.

If you are still going north from there, when you get to Salt Lake, keep going and turn off just north of Ogden and drive up to Bear Lake, keep going to Jackson and thru the Tetons and Yellowstone. Sooo pretty!

7:22 PM  

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