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The Cross Country Road Trip of a Lifetime

A July 2006 trip to United States by gce7564

Shenandoah National Park & Skyline Drive Photo, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia More Photos
Quote: A summary of some of the best stops along a 35-day American road trip, east coast to west and back again.

The Cross Country Road Trip of a Lifetime

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Overview

Shenandoah National Park & Skyline Drive Photo, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
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We spent 35 days of the summer of 2006 driving across the beautiful United States. Starting on the east coast (in New Jersey), we travelled through the south as we headed out west. Once to the west coast, we travelled from Tijuana, Mexico, up to Seattle, WA, before turning back east through the north. Almost every day was dedicated to a different destination, making the trip chock-full of adventures.Quick Tips: If you are planning a long road trip, make sure you do some planning before you head out. Our trip was moderately planned... in that we knew which cities we were planning on seeing when we left. I would recommend making lists of possible lodging for each destination (with b...Read More

Hotel 1000

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This hotel is a beautiful secret in the middle of Seattle. We found it by accident while driving through the city, and were very pleased that we did. This Thai inspired luxury hotel features large, modern guest rooms with flat screen, wall mounted televisions with virtual surround sound, environmental controlled thermostat, and fine Thai bed linens. That's not where it ends though! Have you ever come out of a hotel bragging about the bathroom? Well, if you stay at Hotel 1000, you definitely will! The bathroom is separated from the main room by a glass wall (don't worry, there are electronic shades to give privacy). The bathroom features a 2 person free-standing, pedestal bathtub, which fills from the ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 7, 2006

Hotel 1000
1000 First Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98104
(206) 957-1000

Shenandoah National Park & Skyline Drive

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Shenandoah National Park & Skyline Drive Photo, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
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One of the first stops on our journey was to Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. One of the most impressive parts of our drive across this beautiful country was the stretch along Shenandoah's Skyline Drive. Running north/south along the Blue Ridge Mountains, this 105 mile roadway is one of the most amazing sights in the country. There are 75 overlooks that offer views of the Shenandoah valley, and it seems like you can see for miles! Along the way you will drive through mountain tunnels (long stretches through mountains that will remind you of your days watching Looney Toons!); the wildlife is aplenty along this road too. We made our trip in early summer and saw large black bears, cubs i...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 7, 2006

Shenandoah National Park & Skyline Drive
3655 Us Highway 211 East
Shenandoah N.P., Virginia 22835
(540) 999-3500

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