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Old 08-15-2014, 08:49 PM   #1
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Need some help from you well traveled folks.The DW 2 Doxies and myself are leaving in a few weeks headed to Sedona,AZ.I plan on driving about 350miles a day.We will leave NE AL.Any suggestions on route and CG's along the way.We will take 5 or 6 days to get there.We are retired so no hurry.Your input would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 08-17-2014, 02:10 AM   #2
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Why travel the shortest or fastest route from point A to point B. Plan your route to sights and places you have not yet visited. How about the Nat'l WWII Museum in New Orleans, Houston Space Center, the Dr. Pepper Museum & Texas Ranger Museum in Waco TX, and Roswell NM.

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Amarillo has the big Texan restaurant. Worth the stop. Big Texan will allow you to stay the night there. The Cadillac ranch is in Amarillo also. (Worth a 30 minute stop). Is right on I 40.

When in Sedona take a drive south to Jerome. Very scenic and Jerome is a unique town.

If traveling I 40 there are several places to jump off to old Route 66. Neat sights there also.

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Originally Posted by papaw.1 View Post
..... headed to Sedona,AZ. I plan on driving about 350miles a day..... We will take 5 or 6 days to get there. We are retired so no hurry......
Heck, I'm retired, too, and I think 350 miles per day IS hurrying!! When we're traveling, we roughly plan an *average* 100 miles per day, but usually average a bit more.

If you haven't done this before, I'd head west on US72 and pick up the Natchez Trace just west of Cherokee. Stop in Tupelo and reminisce over Elvis, if that's your interest. Visit Vicksburg. Take that road down to Jackson, then either west on I-20 to Dallas, or south on I-55 to NOLA.

We drove through that area last winter with grand intentions of driving the full 440 mile length of the Natchez Trace- for historical reasons. It's a beautiful, well-kept, very scenic federal parkway, two-lane blacktop-- and after a while we found it boring. No buildings, no towns, no people-- No America! We lasted about 120 miles or so (about 3 hrs), then had to get off to another route. YMMV. If you can't last on the Trace that far, jump off at Mathiston and cut over to I-55 from there.

Two places we stayed along the way were the Holmes County State Park, near Durant, MS, and the Frog City RV Park in Duson, LA. Rayne LA, right next to Duson, bills itself as The Frog Capital of the World. You know you have to visit there.

Others have mentioned POIs further west. Enjoy your trip!
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A wonderful campground to tour the Sedona area is Dead Horse Ranch State Park in nearby Cottonwood. It's a short drive to Sedona and a lot more reasonable. It has huge sites, a fishing pond, trails and views of the twinkling lights at night of Jerome. A day trip could be through Jerome and on to Prescott. Don't take your RV, however. Jerome is a twisty, narrow road and very unique. With your RV, if you continue north on I-17 to Flagstaff you can tour Grand Canyon, also. Don't take 89A north out of Sedona to get to the Canyon. It's quite a climb with curves. Also, don't try to do the Canyon from Sedona as a day trip. Instead, stay in the park itself at Trailer Village - recommendations advised. Have a good trip!
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Tks all for your replys.Sorry I haven't been on here lately,trying to get things prepared around home for the trip.I was planning on staying in Sedona,AZ for a week or so.Our grandson lives in Mesa but,it looks like the temps in Mesa are alot warmer than Sedona.We are not in to much of a hurry.I thought we could go see the Canyon from there and I want to go to Flagstaff.We will leave the MH in Sedona.Any more suggestions.

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