Here's the route as far as the Mexico border...
3600 kms (2,200 miles) in 18 days.
We normally like to travel no more than 200 kms (120 miles) per day. So on average, this trip plan works perfectly. However we're going to do the first half of the trip very quickly because we would rather spend more time in Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.
So, the first half of the trip takes us to (D) to visit Sam and Donna near St. Louis. They've been following our travels for a long time and we're looking forward to meeting them. Plus, we've never been to St. Louis before! It's 1,800 kms (1,100 miles) from here, so it's about half way but we're going to do that first half in five days. Along the way we hope to stop in and see John and Ellen in New York State before heading to (B) Allegheny National Forest in Pennsylvania. Then, we're going to (C) the town of Zoar, Ohio where there is a bike trail we want to use.
After St. Louis, we want to go to (E) Ozark National Scenic Riverways National Park and spend a few days there. Then, we'll meander our way south to the border!
If any of you readers see that we're going to be close to you, don't hesitate to send us a note and we'd love to stop in and say hello!
Can't wait to get on the road again, but before we do we're looking forward to seeing daughter Lindsey and grandson Cameron who arrive here this coming Wednesday!