Elizabeth, Russell, Cameron & Mitch Pengelly from Cape Town, South Africa
The Pengelly family are embarking on a once-in-a-lifetime road trip of the USA! After a year of planning and many many months of family discussions and think-tanks, the itinerary and master plan was born. Cruising on the MSC Opera as a means of getting to the UK and then flying to Miami, we will be using timeshare, the odd hotel accomodation and then home exchanging (www.homeexchange.com) to make the most memorable bucket-list road trip. Thank you to the very hospitable USA families who have opened up their homes (and second homes) to us to make this trip a reality. I am sure you will also enjoy your stay in Cape Town and Plettenberg Bay!
We depart on the 28th April 2014 and should be back home in Cape Town around the 25th November 2014.
Our trip starts in Cape Town on the MSC Opera on its Northbound trip back to the Mediterranean. Our ports of call include Walvis Bay (Namibia), Dakar (Senegal), Santa Cruz (Tenerife, Spain), Lisbon (Portugal), Vigo (Spain), Cherbourg (France) and Southampton (UK). After 4 days in the UK we depart for Miami and then take a slow 3 day drive to Key West, staying over in Key Largo, Islamorada and Sugar Key. After a week in Key West we fly to Cancun for a week’s timeshare and then back to Orlando for the usual Disney experience! From there we drive to Myrtle Beach, Asheville, Washington DC, Atlantic City, New York, Buffalo, Toronto, Oshkosh, Minneapolis, Chicago and then the famous Route 66. We deviate to visit Denver, Boulder then on to Las Vegas, San Francisco and finish off in Los Angeles.