With the exception of this past summer, where my son and I went to different places, I take my son on a week-long trip each summer. This summer I thought I'd extend that week a bit and really take a good old fashioned driving vacation.
And as I started plotting what seemed like a cool itinerary, something interesting stood out. See if you can find it.
We'd start here in Sacramento and head east on Interstate 80. As I recall it's about 10 hrs to Salt Lake City. From Salt Lake we'd head north to Yellowstone, and then continue north to Calgary (stopping to take a picture at a sign in Vulcan, Alberta). In Calgary we'd pick up the Trans Canada Highway west to Vancouver, and from there, home.
What's very interesting about this trip? I'll give you a hint: we'll pass through 4 locations all of interest for the same reason.
Got it yet? If not, here are some clues: 1960, 1988, 2002, and 2010.
If you haven't figured it out yet, here's the answer:
We'll get to visit 4 Olympic Winter Games locations: Squaw Valley (1960), Salt Lake City (2002), Calgary, AB (1988), and Vancouver, BC (2010).
Of course this itinerary is still very malleable, but it sounds to me like a very interesting initial plan.