Lolo's Extreme is a place for adventurous families to explore ideas for their own RV road trip travels across the USA and Canada. Do it now, before the kids don't want to travel with you anymore!

Cross Country RV Road Trip Planner - Plan Your Route!!

During a 3 ½ week trip each summer with our two boys we've...

  • Crossed the country 9 times in 14 years, covering 99,800 miles in our Lazy Daze motorhome
  • Traveled through 49 states and 10 Canadian Provinces
  • Visited 61 National Parks and over 50 State Parks
  • Hiked, mountain biked, fished, and rafted in some of the most beautiful places in North America
  • Made enough memories to last 4 lifetimes!

Contents of this 400 + page site include...

August 8, 2014 Update

We have just updated our website with the details of another trip out to the Pacific Northwest. It was anchored around Memorial Day weekend in Bend Oregon so that we could maximize our time climbing in Smith Rock State Park with Andrew, Tommy, and Celeste.

After an active week with the boys including time in Seattle, Lorry and I were planning a leisurely route back to San Francisco to celebrate Lorry’s birthday with the boys the following weekend.

Alas, with a 94 year old mother on hospice, things do not always go as planned. We received a phone call strongly encouraging us to return home as soon as possible. All local plans were aborted and we made arrangements to fly out in two days. Just in time to hear the hospice nurse backpedaling that maybe things were not as bad as they had originally seemed.

By the time we got home, we learned that Lorry’s Mom had made a near miraculous recovery, and that the premature return was completely unnecessary.

We are now planning another trip out west to meet the boys and Celeste for some more rock climbing in Yosemite. Lorry and I have been working out 3 times a week in the local climbing gym, and I am sure the boys will be impressed with Lolo’s new found prowess and endurance on the rock.

Hopefully, we won’t get any more calls from the nursing home on this trip...

I continue to be negligent in updating the videos, but for now the list of my favorites remains unchanged at:

On a personal note... something that this website has given our entire family that was not part of the original goal is an awareness of how documenting one's travels will both preserve and enhance your appreciation of the experience, for years after the trip was taken. I am regularly amazed at how little of our previous travels we can recall, unless they were preserved with photos, videos, and hopefully a compelling narrative. While it might initially seem a bit of bother to pose the family photos or stage a video shoot, the value of these moments seems to grow exponentially with the passage of time. This is especially true when the subjects include children that rapidly evolve into adolescents and adults with the passing of every year.

Finally, if anyone is reading this, we would love to hear from you, especially if you are planning your own road trip adventure. Comments from experienced travelers on each of the stops are also greatly appreciated. We plan on revisiting many of our favorite locations, and if you could add a bit of local knowledge beyond that which we have already included, it would help us to continue our explorations.

A word of warning

This mode of travel is not for everyone. Some of the daily mileages are well above what many would consider recreational, and the pace of activities could be described as frenetic, so you might want to add a few days or remove a few stops to make your trip more relaxing. Still if you like..

  • Exploring natural wonders
  • Being physically active - hiking, biking, swimming, etc.
  • Getting away from the crowds
  • Bonding with your offspring or significant other

then you might find something of use in this site. Check out the routes we traveled by hovering your mouse over the year links on the map, and then select one that might be of interest. From that trip's itinerary, select a place of interest.

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