First big road trip we've taken since the 70's, we're going to rent a car and drive from Knoxville to Seattle. We leave on Friday, August 3, 2012, and head north to Bloomington, IN, for a brief visit with Mike and Reba before turning west. We are due to have the car back in Knoxville on September 2.
We've plotted a probable route for the trip out...knowing full well that there may be changes on the way. Lucy the schnauzer is going with us, so lodging on the trip has to be pet friendly...or, as an alternative, the weather has to be nice enough for Lucy to sleep in the car. (No references to a certain presidential candidate and his trip with a dog, please. Lucy actually loves being in the car 'cause she knows we'll always come back to it. Really.)
We have an apartment in West Seattle for a week, then a condo on the northwest Oregon coast for four days. We'll work out of those spots to see as much as we can fit in through car, bus, ferry, whatever.