Originally Posted by Switchglide1
Hi all first time posting and new to RV ing. I am planning trip with my family to Yellowstone NP leaving Herndon VA on Prism. We are not towing anything. I am looking for route suggestions. Due to kids school we can only squees in 3 weeks. Leaving 8-6 must return home 8-27-2016. We will try to avoid tolls much as possible. I have to be in Yellowstone by 8-11-2016. Thank you in advance
If you leave right after work on Friday (Changed to Tuesday the 5th) and drive the first 6-8 hours just on the excitement it will pay off big at the end of the trip. That way your three weeks will count out as 23-24 days. So following my advice you will roll into the Wal*Mart on the East side of Columbus about Midnight (about 375 miles) I suggest Morgantown as a waypoint so noone gets car sick in PA. Yes RV'ers do stay at Wal*Mart and they have security and Cameras so they are as safe as possible and they are well light so you do not damage the coach in the middle of the night.
My Bad, just looked on the calendar and you are leaving MID-WEEK??? Kills the extra weekend of a three week vacation but still we can Manage.(Leave on Tuesday Night to gain some time) Next stop is Hannibal (Wednesday the 6th), Missouri. Find a CG and get in early to let the Kids Unwind a little, something with a Pool and let them read about Tom and Huck on the way there. Everyone relax and enjoy the day as tomorrow is another long day to get you to the destination.
Staying on Rt 36 getting you to Colby,KS (Thursday the 7th) just need a place to park as tomorrow you will be in Colorado.
Are you still with ME?????????????
If so, we have a few days to explore before we need to be in Yellowstone.
August 8th - to Buena Vista, CO K's Dinner - Arkansas River - Collegiate Mountains - Twin Lakes -and Independence Pass (You are legal to drive it all the way to Marron Bells and Aspen) Aug 9th - Then from there to Vernal Utah and Dino National Monument. Kids will love it and we are just outside Yellowstone. Alpine on the 10th and on through Tetons into YNP.
If this is close we can work on the details but atleast you can see what is Possible.
Great picture album of the West;
Stan Parker's Photo Galleries at pbase.com
Family that did this often;
17 summers of RV road trip travels across the USA and Canada | Lolo's Extreme Cross Country RV Trips
Best of Luck, it will be GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!