Thursday, September 15, 2011

Tentative Road Trip Plans

If you'll forgive the very loose sense of the word "plan," here's the list of points of interest we're considering checking out as we drive across the country over the next four weeks. We're very much playing our route by ear, so we'll skip things or add new things as whims and the road take us.

  • Sonora Pass
  • Zion National Park
  • Antelope Canyon
  • Rio Grand Scenic Railroad
  • Casa Bonita (yes, because of South Park :P
  • Mount Rushmore
  • Badlands National Park (where dinosaurs are found!)
  • Corn Palace (Jambool-Dan says if we're in South Dakota anyway...)
  • House on the Rock
  • Chicago (Jambool-Dan recommended an architecture tour)
  • Skyline Chili*
  • National Air Force Museum
  • Pittsburgh (visiting my best friend Olya!))
  • Corning Museum of Glass
  • Ted's Hot Dogs*
  • Viola's Subs*
  • Niagara Falls, NY & ON
  • Hibbard's Custard*
  • Niagara Home Bakery*
  • George Eastman house
  • Bayswater, New Brunswick
  • Portland, ME
  • Kancamagus Pass
  • Swampscott, MA (where Forrest's mom, Sandy, grew up)
  • Kelly's Roast Beef
  • Philadelphia
  • USS Constellation
  • Smithsonian
  • Arlington National Cemetery
  • Colonial Williamsburg
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Versailles, KY (home of Woodford Reserve)
  • Mammoth Cave (a cavern system so huge, they don't know how huge!)
  • Memphis, TN
  • Plano, TX (the third of three sisters' fantastic Sichuanese restaurants)
  • Old Coupland Inn
  • Austin, TX
  • Johnson City, TX
  • Truth or Consequences, NM
  • Luna, NM
  • Mesa, AZ (visiting Forrest's grandfather and uncle)
  • Winslow, AZ (we will stand on a corner here ;))
  • Grand Canyon, AZ

If you have suggestions of things we should see along this general route, please do share!

All these places were suggested by our friend Ben. As you can see, Ben likes good food.


Steve said...

If you think about it or get the chance, Santa Fe is amazing! It's as old as some of the settlements out east after all.