Cross Country Drive Where to stop???

In a little over a week we are going to be driving across the country from South Florida to Seattle Wa going across I10 to Texas then up through colorago and nw from there.

Can my Fellow DT'ers Give us any ideas of places that we Must stop for either great food or stock?

The little Puppy is going to be taking the trip with us so any places that are pet friendly is awesome.

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May 03, 2011


We cant wait, i Just ordered my last pieces of gear for the move so we should have some great images, I actually spoke with a friend who is a publisher and he said that his company may be wiling to publish a coffee table book for us based on the concept that we were discussing,

May 02, 2011


I wish you a great trip!

May 02, 2011


There are several great websites to help you plot a route. lists registered "trails" or routes via an interactive map. Detailed maps, descriptions and places to stop for food and shopping are listed. shows interesting things to stop and see along the route. Again, great interactive map to help you find what you're looking for. is a great resource for National Parks across the states - sooooo many of them are can't miss destinations.

My parents travel with a dog frequently and they like to stay in La Quinta hotels specifically for their pet friendly policies. Their web site offers good search facilities along travel routes.

Have a safe trip and we'll look forward to your awesome pics and stories. K-

May 02, 2011


All the best and take care while driving.

May 01, 2011


Don, thanks for the info we will try and check out the national parks we will have to do some research since we are taking our do and a lovebird with us.

May 01, 2011


Nice shots!!!

April 30, 2011


beautiful pics

April 30, 2011



There are probably hundreds of places to stop along the way with a trip like that, but if you're going to travel along I-10, then north along i_25 to the Denver area, I would recommend a stop of at least a couple of days at Rocky Mountain National Park. It's located northwest of Denver near a little tourist town called Estes Park, and well worth the visit. This is not the best time of year to visit because the high country might not be accessible yet due to snow, and the Elk are probably still kind of scruffy with their winter coats, but you can certainly get the idea and probably see that it's worth a second trip back out later in the year.

If you happen to be traveling along I-70 out of Denver, be sure to make a side trip down to Moab, Utah, to see Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, as well as Dead Horse State park. These places can give you a real feel for the southwest and a vision for what "red rocks" are all about. Fascinating places!

If you happen to be over near the Oregon coast, especially around Bandon and points north, you'll get a good feel for what the Pacific coast is all about; not that you won't get a good sense of all that once you get to Seattle.

Like I said, there are literally more places to visit than you could reasonably see in a lifetime out here, and those are just a taste.

Hope it helps,

Don Fink

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