So there we have it: 18-days-long road trip has officially come to an end. We traveled almost 5,000 miles in an electric vehicle, completely worry-free. Zero emissions and zero range anxiety. While every road trip we took was special on its own and provided its share of unforgettable memories, this one was truly epic. I repeat that word quite often when describing our recent journey, because there’s no better way to describe it. Not because it was the longest one so far (both time- and distance-wise), that is an achievement on its own. I think the expectations were high from the get-go, as we would be traveling to some of the most popular destinations that United States has to offer. Yet, every single landmark or attraction on our list proven to be worth it. As always, there were hidden jewels and unexpected surprises (Death Valley and Sedona quickly come to mind, but there were plenty more) which made the trip even better than expected.
When our daughter was little we had the freedom to plan our travels in the off-peak season, allowing us to beat the crowds. Now that we are bound by school year schedule as everyone else, I was worried that it might throw a kink into our carefully planned itinerary. Luckily, none of these fears were justified and we had an absolute blast.
Weather is always a factor and yet again, we were blessed with absolutely gorgeous forecast. We normally don’t worry much about the weather on our trips (watching for extremes, of course), but I’d never say no to sunny or partly cloudy skies with moderate temperatures :).
Last but not least, here’s a reference to all individual blog entries documenting each day of the trip:
Day 1: Denton, TX – Tucumcari, NM
Day 2: Tucumcari, NM – Flagstaff, AZ
Day 3: Flagstaff, AZ – Twentynine Palms, CA
Day 4: Twentynine Palms, CA – Carlsbad, CA
Day 5: Carlsbad, CA (Legoland) – Los Angeles (Getty Museum), CA – Anaheim, CA
Day 6: Disneyland California Adventure Park, Anaheim, CA
Day 7: Disneyland Park, Anaheim, CA
Day 8: Anaheim, CA – Huntington Beach, CA – Pacific Coast Highway – Lompoc, CA
Day 9: Lompoc, CA – San Simeon, CA
Day 10: San Simeon, CA – Big Sur, CA – Seaside, CA
Day 11: Seaside, CA – Fremont, CA
Day 12: Fremont, CA – Muir Woods National Monument, CA – San Francisco, CA
Day 13: San Francisco, CA
Day 14: San Francisco, CA – Yosemite National Park – Manzanar – Lone Pine, CA
Day 15: Lone Pine, CA – Death Valley – Hoover Dam – Las Vegas, NV
Day 16: Las Vegas, NV – Seligman, AZ – Williams, AZ – Sedona, AZ
Day 17: Sedona, AZ – Winslow, AZ (Meteor Crater) – Santa Rosa, NM
Day 18: Santa Rosa, NM – Denton, TX
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