Cross Country Road Trip
Planning the drive. . .
At the beginning of September I drove from Ohio back to Cincinnati and now it's time to do the same thing in reverse. I've taken the southern route for a couple of reasons. The primary one being that I don't want to buy chains or snow tires. The southern route is only a few hours more and has a variety of national parks along the way. The Grand Canyon, Sequoia, and Death Valley are just a few of the cool spots you can stop by on the way.
The route is also pretty scenic. Oklahoma can be a bit boring, but once you make it to New Mexico, you get not only wonderful rock formations but also spectacular sunsets and storms. There's plenty of tourist trap rest stops in New Mexico and Arizona, but I think Texas had the best. The few I visited had unique architecture and historic artifacts.
If you like cities more than parks, this southern route also has several fun stops along it. Las Vegas, Albuquerque, Oklahoma City, and more are all just a few minutes off the google designated route.
This post will be updated on Friday and throughout the weekend as I start to travel, stay tuned for more!