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Old 07-10-2017, 04:05 PM
 
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Hello everyone,

I am a single father of 2 daughters. I was looking into taking a road trip this summer from Palm Springs. There is no particular destination, we kind of just want to get out there. We were thinking maybe part of west/midwest(NM/CO/KS/OK/MO/NE), south(TX/AR/LA/MS/AL), or South Dakota (Mt. Rushmore). not all states in each respective region, but maybe some of them.

The problem is that I have fear of tall bridges- especially over large bodies of water and steep mountains or cliffs. I am sure that it would be almost impossible to not encounter these anywhere we go, but can anyone please suggest any destination where I'd be likely to encounter the least amount, and which route would be best? I can do linear bridges like Golden Gate, but get extremely anxious with curved or or arched bridges, same with overpasses-unless they are multiple lanes-which I can do fine. Similar rule of thumb for mountains, can do multiple straight lanes but get anxious with steep cliffs, 2-lanes, and extreme curvitures.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance!
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Old 07-10-2017, 05:46 PM
 
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Hello everyone,

I am a single father of 2 daughters. I was looking into taking a road trip this summer from Palm Springs. There is no particular destination, we kind of just want to get out there. We were thinking maybe part of west/midwest(NM/CO/KS/OK/MO/NE), south(TX/AR/LA/MS/AL), or South Dakota (Mt. Rushmore). not all states in each respective region, but maybe some of them.

The problem is that I have fear of tall bridges- especially over large bodies of water and steep mountains or cliffs. I am sure that it would be almost impossible to not encounter these anywhere we go, but can anyone please suggest any destination where I'd be likely to encounter the least amount, and which route would be best? I can do linear bridges like Golden Gate, but get extremely anxious with curved or or arched bridges, same with overpasses-unless they are multiple lanes-which I can do fine. Similar rule of thumb for mountains, can do multiple straight lanes but get anxious with steep cliffs, 2-lanes, and extreme curvitures.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance!
If you don't mind hot weather, how about exploring the South, taking the southern route I-10 out of Palm Springs through Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. Then get off the interstate and take your time on back roads in LA, MS, and AL. The kids should like the history in San Antonio and New Orleans, and the Gulf Coast beaches.
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Old 07-10-2017, 06:04 PM
 
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If you don't mind hot weather, how about exploring the South, taking the southern route I-10 out of Palm Springs through Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. Then get off the interstate and take your time on back roads in LA, MS, and AL. The kids should like the history in San Antonio and New Orleans, and the Gulf Coast beaches.
Thank you so much for your response. That sounds like a great idea! Would we encounter many tall bridges/overpasses? I'm assuming there aren't many mountainous regions in those areas correct?
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Old 07-10-2017, 06:45 PM
 
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How long is your trip scheduled for? Arizona is fascinating in that the upper-half is blessed with canyons and numerous Indian ruins, and the lower half is the Old West history. Grand Canyon could cause you some anxiety (twisty and crowded) but there are other canyons. There are mountain ranges but I don't think you'd have a problem, although you should also avoid Flagstaff.

New Orleans could be an interesting stop for you but the Causeway would certainly not be for you (it is straight and smooth but looong), so you would need to re-route out of the state.
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Old 07-10-2017, 07:55 PM
 
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If you choose the Texas option, you can take the girls to Schlitterbahn Water Park in New Braunfels. They won't want to leave.
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