The day we went to the Grand Canyon was on an ugly hazy Easter vacation day.
The place was so packed we had to wait 20 minutes in line to get through the
gates. There wasn't parking for all the cars and there were so many people
from the buses that it was about the worst part of our whole trip. My back
yard is much more of a beautiful spiritual spot for me. I just hate crowds,
cars and buses. Timing is probably everything on this kind of a visit.
Fall has to be a much better time. Clearly YMMV.
With the schedule and time constraints you have, I'm afraid you really
won't have time for quilt shops, and I don't think you'll see anything
that you can't see elsewhere. If quilting is part of the trip, better
to see quilt *museums* .
If there is ANY way you can do it, I'd trade 2 or 3 of those sights
for a day at the Grand Canyon, seriously. IMO it is the most awesome
natural wonder in the world, bar none. It can be a life-changing
> *adventure* - renting a 19' camper from Cruise America to drive from
> LA to Boston. Some say 3.5 weeks is a hurried trip but hey, it's alot
> more time than a 5 hour plane trip so we'll have to see something
> along the way <grin>.
> Here's an abbreviated itinerary for those you who live along the route
> and we can wave furiously at you as we pass by or stop for a coffee if
> timing and inclination suits all. quilt stores will be on the sight
> seeing list....
> LA 12-13 Sept
> Leave LA 14
> Yosemite NP 15-17
> Ely Ne 19
> Salt Lake City Ne 20
> Yellowstone NP 22-25
> Sheridan Wy 25
> Sturgis/mt Custer NP SD 26-27
> Chicago 30-Oct 02
> Fredericktown Oh 03 - visiting our John & Lois
> Niagara 04
> Pittsfield Ma 05-06
> Boston - NE States 03- 13
> NYC 14-21
> LA 22
> Cheers Bronnie