Any suggestions, comments, and additions are welcome. If I didn't indeed want them, I wouldn't have told you bums!
Here's the current intinerary. (whip out your google earth)
--- Day one (Marathon) ---
1. Start in Melbourne, FL
28° 4'37.51"N - 80°36'32.99"W
That's the 'ol condo. My car is the white one in the SE of the lot (a Subie WRX).
2. Leaving Florida: this takes me north and east across the pan-handle
North on I-95 to 528, which goes through Orlando
Connect to I-75 N
Connect to I-10 W
3. I-10 takes me through Mobile, Alabama. I'm not sure if it's worth stopping or not.
4. I-10 changes to I-110 and goes through Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Again, I'm not sure if it's worth stopping.
5. I-10 goes through Texas. Don't mess with Texas.
6. I-10 takes me through a pretty empty part of New Mexico and to Tuscon, Arizona. If I have been driving straight, which as of now is the plan, it will have been a little under 30 hours of road time. I'm stopping in Tucson to sleep.
-- Day 2 (Hill Climb) ---
6b. Check out the Pima Air Museum in Tuscon. I have a thing for military aircraft.
6c. Drive up Mt. Lemmon.
7. Take I-10 through Phoenix, switch to I-17 and then old route 180 to the Grand Canyon.
8. Take small roads along the canyon to old route 89 into southern Utah and through Zion national park on Utah state route 9. I'll probably spend the night near Zion.
-- Day 3 (Across the Desert) --
9. Take I-15 to Las Vegas. I'm not terribly interested in Vegas, but am up for suggestions.
10. Take old route 95 through Nevada, connect to old route 6 and then to California state route 120, which goes through Yosemite. Spend the night in Yosemite.
-- Day 4 (The homestretch) --
11. Continue on 120 to I-205/I-580, drive through Oakland, across the bay, south on state road 1 across the Golden Gate, and to SF to meet my friend who I'll be staying with until I get a place in the valley. I should be reasonably well rested since it will probably be saturday the 14th, might we decide to hit the bottle.