I would definitely take my 1991 Mazda RX-7 Turbo. I’d start in the Pacific Northwest and take a winding route back home to Tampa, FL. Here’s an approximate route:

  • Seattle, WA to Glacier National Park in Montana
  • Glacier to Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming
  • Yellowstone over to Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho
  • Idaho down to Salt Lake City, Utah and onwards to most of the Utah National Parks: Arches, Canyonlands, Bryce, and Zion
  • Utah south down to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona
  • Trek across Arizona and New Mexico up into Colorado and the Rocky Mountains

At that point, I’ve probably done everything I want to do. The rest of the trip would be at a much quicker pace with at least a one night stop in Nashville because I love that city. All told, this would ideally be a 3-4 week vacation.