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Cross country trip

Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:41 pm
by Mule007
Greetings: we are headed to Texas from Oregon in mid July. Our route is through Boise, Idaho toward Green River, Utah, through Utah and the four corne area into New Mexico then through Texas to Austin. Have our route fairly laid out and were wondering if any of you have some special sites you like near that route that would be nice to visit. Plan on travelling early +/- 7- 8 hours a day and will be towing our 26' travel trailer. So if we find a spot we like want to spend a day or two. Have looked at the AAA road Atlas, the AAA Trip tech checking out sights, campgrounds, spots of interest, etc. We have talked with friends & neighbors so have some ideas but are looking for other input from folks that may know and enjoy areas along or near this route. Have heard Moab, Zion, Bryce Canyon, are beautiful. Coming back have not decided route are thinking of up through Colorado, mebbe a bit of Wyoming, Montana, Idaho and then home,,,,are planning on about a 20 day trip with 8 in Austin visiting family and grandkids,,,,any suggestions would be welcome !!!

Re: Cross country trip

Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:22 am
by 05PWrockcrawler
Sounds like a great trip. Have a good time and don't stress it. Get ready it's hot as hell in Texas that time of year. Hopefully it's stopped raining by then lol


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Re: Cross country trip

Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:32 pm
by Mule007
Thanks rockcrawler,,,we are quite excited,,,should be a blast,,,,

Re: Cross country trip

Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:16 pm
by RustyPW
Go to Moab if you get a chance. Bunch of national parks there. A lot to see.

Re: Cross country trip

Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 5:47 am
by Mule007
Thank you RustyPW, have seen a lot of posts about that area,,,and we're thinking of staying at one of the campgrounds there for a couple of days so we can poke around a bit,,,,have heard it is gorgeous,,,and would love to see that area,,,appreciate the heads up,,,,

Re: Cross country trip

Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:24 am
by RustyPW
5 national parks and a state park all within an hours drive. :rockon:

Re: Cross country trip

Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:33 am
by TheDirtRoad
If you come up through Wyoming you could always go to Teton National Park and Yellowstone National park.
While your there maybe pick up a baby Bison and get charged by an elk. :run: :rofl:

Re: Cross country trip

Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 6:50 pm
by Mule007
Thank you RustyPW and TheDirt Road,,,,,love the elk,,,am an avid hunter,,,not always a shooter,,,,both Parks are beautiful,,,,thank you for the ideas,,,,

Re: Cross country trip

Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 8:20 pm
by RustyPW
Last year. We spent a week at Lone Rock Beach on Lake Powell, by Page Az. When went up through Utah. Spent time at Moab. When up though Co, to Wamsutter Wy. to see friends there. Beautifully country! :rockon:

Re: Cross country trip

Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2016 6:35 am
by Mule007
RustyPW, hmmm,,,talking it over with momma bear,,,sounds like that was a nice trip !! Again want to thank you for sharing some good places you enjoy ! Much appreciated !

Re: Cross country trip

Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:01 pm
by Mule007
Getting excited; a week from now we are on the road !! Moab, Valley of the Ancients, Zion, Bryce,,,,Sante Fe, Texas to visit family, Flagstaff, and lots of areas in between,,,thanks to all for your input and suggestions,,,,,,,will be close to 5,000 r/t and 19 days,,,,yehaw!!!! :cheers: :D :excited:

Re: Cross country trip

Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:09 pm
by RustyPW
Enjoy and have a safe trip. :rockon:

We are leaving on the 29th with the motorhome and Grand Cherokee in tow. Going from Brownsville Pa. to Denver for my stepson's wedding. 2.5 days traveling. Staying for 7. Then down to Farmington NM. To see the other stepson and family. 1 day traveling, and staying for 5. Then to San Antonio Tx. to see friends. 2 day traveling, and staying for 2. Then to Humble Tx. to see some other friends. 1 day traveling and staying for 2. Then to Clarksville Tenn to see my brother's boy. 2.5 days traveling, and staying for 1. Then home. 1.5 days traveling. We'll be gone for a month or close to it. Figure about 7,000 miles.

Re: Cross country trip

Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2016 7:07 am
by Mule007
RustyPW wow, that sounds like a great trip with lots of places to see and family and friends too,,,,enjoy your vacation, family, friends, and travels,,,,we love these kinds of trips too !!! Have fun, travel safely, and enjoy !!! :cheers: :) :)

*Cross Country trip

Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:29 pm
by Mule007
We had a GREAT TRIP !!! Left 07/15 back 08/07/16; Over 4,800 miles all in; got excellent towing gas mileage,,,9.8-9.5 unless the AC was on,,,which was always,(8.5-7.8) time or 2 in the wind was down as low as 5.8 when we were climbing hard with AC on; ,,,never saw a day under 100*; most days it 102* -106*; 7 states,,,crossed the Continental divide twice,,,once at 7580 ' ASL; once at darn near 7,000' ASL; lots of fun; PW worked great,,,,transmission temps 175* - 215 (*; Oregon to Idaho; Utah through Moab; down through Utah, over to New Mexico, down to Texas. Way back through Sante Fe, NM, ;(Grand Junction then Cortez), Colorado. Got to see Four Corners, Canyon Lands; Dead Horse Point; the Arches and Trail of the Ancients,,,also got to spend 7 days with the daughter, son in law and grand kids,,,,wonderful trip,,,,dogs, Pw, 26 ' Keystone trailer,,,,lots of pics,,,it was a BLAST,,,,thanks to Rusty PW and the other suggestions on places to stop and see,,,,,we are definitely going to do this again,, :cheers: :rockon: :D ,,

Re: Cross country trip

Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:30 pm
by RustyPW
Sounds like you really had a great time! :D You seen a lot of country. :lol: Post up some pictures if you can.

I'm in San Antonio Tx now. Got in today. Been to Denver, Colorado Springs, Bloomfield MN., Chama NM., Midland Tx., San Antonio Tx. Looks like Humble Tx. on Friday if ours friends can't made it here. We have to go there to see them. :roll: Then home. At the 3,000 mile mark. I'm getting tired of driving. Thought that I would never say that. :lol:

Re: Cross country trip

Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:33 pm
by Mule007
RustyPW- sounds like you are having a GREAT trip as well; travel safely and have fun,,,,,, :cheers: