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Old 09-03-2012, 05:01 AM
 
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Ha, San Diego is one of our primary stops, as one of our brother's lives there. We're actually going to spend a few days there. We'll definitely put some effort into avoiding LA!

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Bypass Southern California! Strange for me to say, because it's my home, and a gorgeous vacation destination, but you will stay much saner if you cut across south of Ventura and go east on I-134, hook up with I-10 and head straight for the Grand Canyon. Get out of the northern outskirts of Los Angeles as fast as you can, late in the evening or very early in the morning. You risk being trapped for hours in LA traffic (we just drove home to San Diego from Idaho, and it took us 4 hours to get through LA). Unless you're visiting with friends in SD, skip it, and save it for another time when you can take your time and enjoy the sights. If you have to visit SD, avoid traveling on I-5 through LA except late at night. And if you're not interested in seeing Vegas, go north on 15 out of SD, and then east on 10 to AZ and the Grand Canyon. Your route sounds like total madness to me , but I'm sure you'll have a good time, even so.
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Old 09-04-2012, 04:23 PM
 
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Oh to be young, ambitious, and full of energy.

Everyone's advice and recommendations have been spot on and yes you attempting to circumnavigate some of the most beautiful parts of the United States.....there are just too many things to see and do....and with your youth and energy there are so many places along the way for short hikes to some of the most scenic points in America.

Try to take in as much as you can with the time allowed and then store in your mind those places you missed to visit again in the upcoming years. If you follow the pacific coast down to San Diego beginning in Portland you are going to be blown away......Yellowstone will have the same effect also. Good luck
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:10 AM
 
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Thanks!

The advantage of being young is that this doesn't have to be the only time we visit these places...we have time to explore later

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Oh to be young, ambitious, and full of energy.

Everyone's advice and recommendations have been spot on and yes you attempting to circumnavigate some of the most beautiful parts of the United States.....there are just too many things to see and do....and with your youth and energy there are so many places along the way for short hikes to some of the most scenic points in America.

Try to take in as much as you can with the time allowed and then store in your mind those places you missed to visit again in the upcoming years. If you follow the pacific coast down to San Diego beginning in Portland you are going to be blown away......Yellowstone will have the same effect also. Good luck
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