Our US road trip plans have to be re-thought. Mrs Swade can’t get all the time off that we need in order to do the coast-to-coast trip.
What to do?
This means some potential changes in terms of our vehicle choices. Staying on one side of the country means that we can start and finish in the same place. We could now use a rental car without having to pay a fee for returning it on the other side of the country. Much more affordable.
Of course, we can still buy and sell. It’s just that we’d most likely be best advised to store the car and use it for both trips, a year or so apart. It’s a long time to have cash tied up in a vehicle, but it could still work out in our favour if we choose wisely.
Lots to think about.
Of course, it also means we have to select a route. We’ll be doing the East first. New England is a big drawcard, especially as we’ll be travelling in the early autumnal months. I’m anticipating we’ll travel as far west as Minnesota and as far south as Tennessee. I’m not sure there’ll be enough time to head much further south (maybe we’ll have to do a third trip!)
The Blue Ridge Parkway is another major attraction and one that’ll take us back towards DC and New York after our stop in Tennessee.
Our will be in the ‘fall’, as you folks like to call it. Unfortunately our likely dates rule out attending Swedish Car Day in Boston towards the end of August, which is a major pain. I’m sure there’ll be a Saab gathering on somewhere, however.
Any Eastern-US touring suggestions would be most welcome.