Yeah, I know. This is turning into my planning blog... I think we're set. We've decided not to wait for any better offers because you guys talked me out of the Chicago-Denver drive and because something as simple as more amenities (like better mattresses) has settled the RV choice. So in order to give my wife peace, I think we're booking the major parts of the trip now - then we can do the detail planning at a more relaxed pace. We'll use a travel agent (even though we could probably save a bit by doing everything online ourselves), because he's helped and deserve our business and because by ordering it as a package deal, we'll be insured so if the airline, rental companies or others fuck up, the travel agent will have to compensate. We'll land in Denver on the 8th of June. Stay til monday, where we'll pick up the RV. Spend 21 days zig-zagging our way to Las Vegas. There we'll stay for a few days and continue onwards in a midsize SUV. 15 days to tour California. Altogether we'll end up spending almost 6 weeks in the US. Feel free to offer zigs and zags and 'can't miss'-stuff within that framework.