The keystone of the trip is a Scrabble tournament in Irvine, Texas over Memorial Day weekend (May 24-26, 2014). However, since Irvine is a 13 hour drive from my home base in Cheyenne, Wyoming, I don't intend to just drive there and back again.
My current plan is to drive first to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in order to visit the 99s Museum. From there, I'll drive to Irvine, Texas for the tournament. Once the tournament is completed, I will then drive to Sweetwater, Texas to visit the WASP Museum. And then I shall return home.
So, what kind of driving can I expect?
1. 772 miles, and about 10 hours, from my home base to the 99s Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
2. 193 miles, and about 3 hours, from the 99s Museum to Irvine Texas.
3. 219 miles, and about3 hours, from Irvine Texas to the WASP Museum in Sweetwater, Texas
4. 763 miles, or about 10 hours, from the WASP Museum to my home base.
I don't intend to drive 10 straight hours on any one day, so both on the trip down to Oklahoma, and the trip back up from Sweetwater, I'll stay in a hotel or motel somewhere after about 5 hours.
I have 120 days to figure out where I'll stop on these two nights - if there's anything in some town near my route that I should particularly stop for.
I'll share my planning for this trip in a variety of blog entries here.