Welcome to the final, final version of the itinerary. We think. We spent the morning at a restaurant in Raleigh talking about the schedule. Bartowsky had two destinations on his list, Charleston and Austin -after confirming that Seattle and Portland are on the list. 10-4, Good Buddy. It is a definite go on PDX and SEA. So we reconfigured to make sure that the Austin City Limits would come into view of our little road trip. Charleston was already there on an earlier version.
We have also built in three days of extra time so that we can alter the trip or the schedule at any time and move forward confidently with things that catch our roving and nomadic eyes. We are still planning on being on the road by 6:00 AM each day, so that we can wrap up a day fairly early AND still log hundreds of miles.
The final, final thing comes from a long time ago, in architectural practice. We used to draw a project, modify it and then save it as, "Final Version." Then a brainstorm would hit and we would save the alterations as, "Final-Final Version." And so on. I remember one named, "Absolute Final Version." Followed by, "Ok -This Is The Final Version." Then one day someone walked in and had the brainstorm of brainstorms. We went to dates for the titles. Duh! Just open the drawings with the latest date for a name. Good thing we went to college and got smart and all. Five years minimum to become an architect and we were naming stuff, "This One."
At any rate, here is the version that Bartowsky and I discussed this morning. The Final, Final Version. Enjoy.
Possible Final, Final Version
1) Raleigh to Roanoke 15th of June 15:00 Hours
2) Roanoke to Indy
3) Indy to Shoreview
4) Shoreview to Fargo Breakfast in FGO
Fargo to Bismarck
Bismarck to Dickinson
Dickinson to Medora (Pre-book lodging)
5) Medora to Glacier, MT
6) Glacier to Seattle
Spend the next morning in Seattle
7) Seattle to Cannon and Portland
Spend the next morning in PDX
8) Portland to Columbia Gorge
9) Columbia to Twin Falls, ID
10) Twin Falls to St George
11) St George to Durango, CO
12) Durango, to Lubbock
13) Lubbock to Austin, TX
14) Austin to Orange Beach/Gulf Shores
15) Orange Beach to St. Augustine, FL
16) St Aug to Charleston, SC 30th of June
Possibly two nights in Charleston
17) Charleston, SC to Raleigh, NC