I am planning of driving all the way across US (starting from the coast of New Jersey, then make a stop at Penn State and continue on to the California coast) during the 2013 holiday break!
What initially started off as a humorous attempt at connecting the waters of the Atlantic and Pacific ocean (apart from the Panama canal), soon turned into a deeply thoughtful moment for me. In India, water is revered and used in many ceremonies, especially ones invoking the ancestors. I realized that I had not done anything to celebrate the memory of my grandparents after they passed away in recent years.
Atlantic to Pacific - Dedicated to the memory of my Grandparents is a trip that will have me collecting water from the Atlantic coast of the United States (near NY/NJ) and then transporting it across the lower 48 states to the Pacific coast in California (near Monterey bay).
Planned route map http://goo.gl/maps/SRIzZ
I am hoping to go along a less snowy route for this time of the year, which I am hoping is the route below!
One of the things which I would post shortly is the multiple options- all running within a hundred miles of each other, but of varying durations and gasoline costs (for a standard sedan). The approximate cost for gasoline alone works out to about $ 400 based on a $3.50/ga cost and a rough distance of 2790-2850 miles.
Depending on the season (esp in winter), there are some seasonal restrictions which make this route (through New Mexico) more appealing than a route through Utah/SLC.
I also plan to post more maps/routing using Mapquest - which has a much better quality product, but lesser known than google maps.
What do you guys think about this plan (mixing the oceans), is it crazy, funny, routine? Let me know by commenting below or commenting on facebook!