5000 mile, 20 state, US road trip

Take some time and tell people about any trips that you have made or intend to make.

5000 mile, 20 state, US road trip

Postby Simple-BBQ » 16 Oct 2013, 20:51

A few weeks ago my mate and I started out on what would become our 5000 mile US road trip. We hired a Dodge Challenger, 5.7ltr V8 Hemi if you're interested and in bright orange. I won't tell you all of the stories but the trip itself looked a little like this;

Day 1
Miami Florida, ate BBQ for dinner. Sonny's (anyone?) It was good and had pulled chicken which was delicious. Any thoughts on reproducing that?

Day 2
Miami FL to Portsmouth VA

Day 3
Portsmouth VA (via Washington DC) to Cumberland WV

Day 4
Cumberland WV to Indianapolis IN

Day 5
Made a lap of the speedway! Left there only to meet sheriff J W Pepper from the James Bond films. And thought that we would be seeing the jail. 100mph is alright isn't it? Eventually left Indianapolis IN to Joplin MO

Day 5
Joplin MO via Broken Arrow OK and Little Rock AK to Memphis TN. What a great night there with a car rally and some great BBQ in Beale Street

Day 6
Memphis TN via Nashville and Chattanooga TN then Birmingham AL to Montgomery AL. That was a wonderful piece of country to drive through.

Day 7
Montgomery AL to New Orleans A great night there staying the French Quarter

Day 8
New Orleans to Gainsville FL taking some lovely coast roads in!

Day 9
Gainsville FL via Naples to MIami FL through the Everglades.

20 states, 5000 miles about £700 worth of petrol, thank goodness it was about 63p/litre, some great food, a lot of laughs, a couple of brushes with the law :oops: and some wonderful memories.

Will we do it again? I sincerely hope so!
User avatar
Simple-BBQ
Got Wood!
Got Wood!
 
Joined: 30 Sep 2013, 20:39
Location: 'ampshire

Re: 5000 mile, 20 state, US road trip

Postby robgunby » 18 Dec 2013, 14:32

Wow sounds incredible! And 5k miles for 700 squid! Blimey!

But the all important question...... best bbq you had?
robgunby
Rubbed and Ready
Rubbed and Ready
 
Joined: 30 Aug 2012, 17:01
Location: Sheffield

Re: 5000 mile, 20 state, US road trip

Postby slatts » 22 Dec 2013, 22:32

When I grow up.... I mean when our kids have grown up then the wife and I are doing that.............
Sounds amazing
slatts
Twisted Firestarter
Twisted Firestarter
 
Joined: 17 Nov 2012, 08:22
Location: welwyn garden city

Re: 5000 mile, 20 state, US road trip

Postby Simple-BBQ » 30 Dec 2013, 18:14

robgunby wrote:Wow sounds incredible! And 5k miles for 700 squid! Blimey!

But the all important question...... best bbq you had?


The best BBQ food had to be on Beale Street in Memphis TN. What a great evening we had there. I gather, from those better placed to hold an opinion, there isn't too much more to Memphis than Beale St and Gracelands. The chain Sonny's in Florida was good, too.
User avatar
Simple-BBQ
Got Wood!
Got Wood!
 
Joined: 30 Sep 2013, 20:39
Location: 'ampshire


Return to Road Trips, tell it your way!

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest