I've got an off topic question, what car would you hire for a 5 week driving holiday of the USA, I had in mind a larger SUV similar to an Australian Toyota Land Cruiser. I figure the USA has a tendency for larger cars.
Now, now... I can't give you silicon lady, but how about stone instead? :D
Aspara statue of Angkor Wat.
Don't know if you've ever been here. Any base plans yet? East Coast To West? Or vice-verse?
I've covered a large chunk of this country, flying and driving. It's as varied, as you would expect. Tough to cover in 5 weeks, so just pick some highlights and have a go at it. From New York City to the great Sequoias in CA. The Grand Canyon, Bryce, Death Valley. For the adults... Vegas (2 days max.). I could spend 4 days in Washington DC alone. Not sure how it would compare to Canberra...
It's a great country to visit, and for the most part, live in. I love traveling here... Still a few states to visit (seven I have not been to).
Just watch the movie "Vacation" before you go. ;)
Thanks all for the comments and unfortunately I had a rush of blood to the head and made the bookings today - without the benefit of your advice, sorry. That petrol price looks great, which is fortunate as I booked a gas guzzling Jeep Grand Cherokee L somthing-er-other.
I'm going from west (LAX) to east (JFK) but haven't properly marked it out on the map yet. Later on I'll start a thread with my preliminary ideas and you can all tell me what a nutter I'm being.
^^ I like that one even more. The lighting is even more subtle, and I like the leaf in the background.
I hope you have an awesome US vacation. It's ironic, but most people I know who live here will go
through life seeing less of this country than people who live elsewhere and visit or vacation here. I
have only been to 11 states. There is definitely a lot to see and do here.