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Old 01-10-2018, 01:42 PM   #1
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Seattle to Houston, Kansas, etc

Starting to make plans for my upcoming big trip. Will leave here end of April and head over to the Oregon Coast (Coos Bay to be specific), via Corvallis. Been on that route several times, so I'm good there. After Corvallis I plan to head south on 101 and visit the Redwoods after Crescent City. When I rented a motorhome I stayed at a place right in the redwoods, but forget exactly where they're located right now. On 101.

Then I'll head south a bit more and jog over to south of Sacramento, just off 99. Stay with a friend and do sightseeing from there, such as Yosemite and Lake Tahoe and maybe back to the Bay Area.

I'm pretty good on that route, but if there are things I should see along that route, give a shout out. I'm not interested in wineries in the least as many wines make me sick due to the sugar content and how it's hard for my body to digest - bummer, huh?

But after that, I'm not sure of my route. It'll probably be too hot to head south to Phoenix as I was originally thinking, so now I'm thinking farther north through Flagstaff and then over to Albuquerque. And keep going east to Houston.

After that head north through Dallas to stay awhile in eastern Kansas (kind of near Tulsa/Wichita neck of the woods) and visit a good friend for a bit.

Thinking I would head north to Sioux Falls SD, then west to stay in Wall SD (friend has a farm, so free camping!) and ogle the Badlands. I heard Custer battlefield got burned out, so we'll see about that.

Then back home via Spokane and 90.

I would greatly appreciate any suggestions/comments on best routes for this trip, plus places to visit.

I know it's been mentioned in other threads, but if I could get a reminder of good apps for smart phones (yes, we finally upgraded to them last spring) for traffic/construction around the country, as well as weather, that would be wonderful.

Once I figure out my route, I do plan to get a TripTik from AAA as I just love those little printed out booklets. I get a sense of accomplishment when I flip over to a new page. (Okay, I'm weird that way, according to Dirk.)

Thanks much folks - greatly appreciate it.
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We take the I40 way west on our way to Osoyoos via California, just be careful in the spring/summer for tornados. On the return trip I highly recommend staying at the KOA in the Badlands, beautiful scenery.
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Old 01-10-2018, 09:21 PM   #3
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Starting to make plans for my upcoming big trip. Will leave here end of April and head over to the Oregon Coast (Coos Bay to be specific), via Corvallis. Been on that route several times, so I'm good there. After Corvallis I plan to head south on 101 and visit the Redwoods after Crescent City. When I rented a motorhome I stayed at a place right in the redwoods, but forget exactly where they're located right now. On 101.

Then I'll head south a bit more and jog over to south of Sacramento, just off 99. Stay with a friend and do sightseeing from there, such as Yosemite and Lake Tahoe and maybe back to the Bay Area.

I'm pretty good on that route, but if there are things I should see along that route, give a shout out. I'm not interested in wineries in the least as many wines make me sick due to the sugar content and how it's hard for my body to digest - bummer, huh?

But after that, I'm not sure of my route. It'll probably be too hot to head south to Phoenix as I was originally thinking, so now I'm thinking farther north through Flagstaff and then over to Albuquerque. And keep going east to Houston.

After that head north through Dallas to stay awhile in eastern Kansas (kind of near Tulsa/Wichita neck of the woods) and visit a good friend for a bit.

Thinking I would head north to Sioux Falls SD, then west to stay in Wall SD (friend has a farm, so free camping!) and ogle the Badlands. I heard Custer battlefield got burned out, so we'll see about that.

Then back home via Spokane and 90.

I would greatly appreciate any suggestions/comments on best routes for this trip, plus places to visit.

I know it's been mentioned in other threads, but if I could get a reminder of good apps for smart phones (yes, we finally upgraded to them last spring) for traffic/construction around the country, as well as weather, that would be wonderful.

Once I figure out my route, I do plan to get a TripTik from AAA as I just love those little printed out booklets. I get a sense of accomplishment when I flip over to a new page. (Okay, I'm weird that way, according to Dirk.)

Thanks much folks - greatly appreciate it.
It would add time to your trip but if you drop south from Amarillo to Lubbock then to Austin...then to Houston...then Dallas...you wouldn't be backtracking through Dallas

Another suggestion(if you like street art) wander around Amarillo a bit looking for Stanley Marsh III signs...it's for a fun adventure

Maybe check out the Orange Show in Houston...have fun

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