Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Peoria , Illinois, USA
Help me with a ride!
Boss says I am to stressed and need a vacation. I am planning on leaving on a Monday night.
I have till the Following Sunday. So, I need suggestions on where to go, what to see. Tips, advice, items to take, etc. I have been on some other CC rides, but always ask the question before.....and take as much as I can, and I have needed the things in the past as well.
So, I was thinking Hoover Dam, Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest, Yellowstone, Mt. Rushmore...etc.
I would like to get as many sights in as possible. I want to also ensure I have another SS1K or even a 1.5k in(haven't done that yet)
I am not limited to the west or central...just have no ideas what to see or where to go. As I said, I would like to get pix of as MANY sights as possible and get back in a week.
SO, I am open for routes you all have taken, sight suggestions, photo op areas, places to eat, places to visit, and people to meet during the route. I am waiting on my V1 to get mounted, my Chicane bag mounted(thanks Hans) and my amp and other Farkles added to the Ipod.
Ari...thought about being a 3rd wheel with you for a few miles...that would be about the time I would be wanting to get out of dodge...only problem is you are wanting to be around on a Wednesday and I hope to be gone on that Monday...so I may wait till I meet you and then take off on the following Monday. I know a lot of you will be out on the road for CCR......so,hope to meet up with some.
DShealy, you know I value your wisdom and experience, and I am hoping that with the replies and such I get, maybe you can help me generate a route, and then I will need help to get it on the GPS. I was thinking hit the sights on the way out...and make sure the last sight is enough distance back...then hit the SS1K on the way in...or doing the opposite...doing the SS1K out...then coming back slowly seeing the sights.
I will probably be hitting a lot of KOAs...so any of those that can be in the route would be nice. Not a lot of money available for this...I am just getting the HELLL outta Dodge. Been 2full time jobs, AND full time SINGLE father for 8mos straight now...and only had 11days off in that 8mos. SO, I am due...and entitled. Just do not have alot of Benjamins for the trip.
Thanks in advance...as I know I will Have TONS of info to sort through and record as you guys really are the greatest.
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