Planning this trip was been no easy task. We "google mapped" from Fallbrook, to South Carolina: family stop one. We looked for an interesting way to break that down: What if we went from Fallbrook to Phoenix, to Albuquerque, to Oklahoma City... no Clarksville maybe? ... No, Oklahoma City, to Birmingham, to South Carolina? ... No, Look here, how about Olive Branch, Mississippi? Wait, what if we went from Fallbrook to Winslow, to Amarillo, to Conway, to Talledega, to South Carolina? That works, right?
We'd stay a few days in South Carolina and then make our way north to Virginia to stay with Nan for a few days. From there, we would need to make it to Austin, TX for PaleoFx. We thought about going from Norfolk to Knoxville to Memphis to Austin, but then we thought "Hey, let's drive from Norfolk to Nashville, spend a day in Nashville, then drive from Nashville to Austin!" Each of those two days on the road would have been about 13 hours, without stopping! Back to the drawing board: let's get Florida in (since I've never been) and New Orleans (never been there either)! Both would have made for long days on the road!
We decided on Virginia, to Atlanta, to New Orleans, to Austin.
Then it was a matter of getting home! Could we get from Austin to Fallbrook in 2 days? Should we make it three? We decided we would go from Austin to Albuquerque, NM to Flagstaff, AZ then home.
We've almost made it! It was a whirlwind of a month and I have so much to share with you all! #TYRFarewellAmericaTour has almost ended... first we just have to get in The Grand Canyon and Sedona, then I think I'm sleeping for a week!