Road Trip

By: Rooks Hunter and Ehab Said

George W. Bush Library

We start our trip by visiting the George W. Bush Library Museum in Dallas. We decided to go to this museum because we knew that it would be close and we both have wanted to go to this new museum for a long time.

OKC Thunder Game

Our next attraction is the Chesapeake Energy Arena to watch an Oklahoma City Thunder game. We decided to visit this arena because it was on our way around the country and we really like the atmosphere that this area has to offer.

Hot Springs National Park

We chose the Hot Springs National Park because it's in Arkansas, which is on our way, and we thought it would be nice to take a day to relax on our road trip.

Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras is a quite energetic festival held annually at the very beginning of springs. During this festival, people enjoy wearing creative costumes and celebrating in the streets.

Navy Band

While on Bourbon Street we went to go see the world famous Navy Band for part of our Mardi Gras celebration.

Destin, Florida

For our next attraction, we decided to go to Destin Florida for all the activities it has to offer, whether it be golfing, scuba diving or just swimming in the ocean.

Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

The Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site in Georgia contains a memorial to Dr. King, and many historical documents about his life.

Field Museum of Natural History

The Field Museum of Natural History contains many exhibits relating to all types of science. It is also home to rare artifacts, such as the last WW2 German submarine.

Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago is a very well acclaimed university that is home to many talented artists and designers.

Cloud Gate

The Cloud Gate in Chicago is a prominent display of modern art in public. Its strange nature draws many to admire it.

Willis Tower

While we were in Chicago we decided why not go to the famous Willis Tower to see Chicago from a high view at the Skydeck.

John Deere

We decided to go on a the John Deere Engine Works factory tour to see how exactly the John Deere company makes it's products.

Mt. Rushmore

Since we were driving through South Dakota, we thought it would be fun to go take a look at Mount Rushmore with our own eyes and walk a couple of the trails they have set up around the park.

Black Hills National Forest

The Black Hills National Forest in South Dakota contains a beautiful landscape and great camping grounds to make an excellent hiking trip.

Winnipeg Art Gallery

The Winnipeg Art Gallery in Manitoba contains extensive displays of modern art from all over the world and is easily one of the most unique places in Canada.

Lake Ontario

Lake Ontario, one of the Great Lakes, has a perfect setting for any activities you may want to engage in by the lake, and is excellent for fishing and boating.

CN Tower

We chose to go to the CN Tower because we heard it would be a lot of fun to go and take the daring edge walk.

Hockey Hall of Fame

The Hockey Hall of Fame is the ultimate stop for hockey fans. It contains many records from extensive hockey history and great displays of famous athletes.

Rooks' Favorite Day

My favorite day was probably one of the days we spent in Destin. The first thing we did, was get up early to take a fishing boat out into the ocean to go deep sea fishing. I had a lot of fun during this activity because I was able to catch a shark, which turned into being the highlight of my trip. In the afternoon, we went scuba diving, where we got to see all kinds of these incredible fish that live in the ocean. To end our day off we went back to the hotel and got into the hot tub.

Ehab's Favorite Day

Throughout this entire trip, the best day I can remember has got to be Chicago. Chicago is an incredibly huge place so there were tons of things to see. The cloud gate in particular was an interesting piece of modern art unlike any other that I've seen before. Along with that there was also the Willis Tower which was absolutely incredible to look at. Visiting the Art Institute was also pretty fun, especially with all the unique displays of art there were. Finally we got to my favorite part, the field museum of natural history, which was filled with all kinds of neat historical artifacts. Chicago was by far my favorite place to be in through this entire trip.

Rental Car

We rented the Chevy Spark for 40.58 per day, making a total of 649.28. We had to refill it 22 times and the total gas price was 628.32.

Itinerary

Cost for Attractions: $720

Cost for Hotels: $2203

Cost for Food: $267.55

TOTAL: $4468.15

Day 1: We will eat breakfast, lunch and dinner at Taco Bell which will add up to be $25.50 each. We will also visit the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum before driving to Oklahoma City and staying at Embassy Suite for $169

Day 2: We will eat breakfast at the Embassy Suite for $8.95 and then eat lunch and dinner at Taco Bell which will add up to be $17 each. Then we will stay at a camping site at Hot Springs National Park for $24 in total

Day 3: We will have breakfast, lunch and dinner at Taco Bell for $25.50 each and stay in and Embassy suite in New Orleans for $229

Day 4: We will eat breakfast at the hotel for 8.95 and then eat lunch and dinner at Taco Bell for $17 each. We will stay at a hotel in Destin for $219

Day 5: We will stay in Destin and eat breakfast for $8.95 and Taco Bell the rest of the day for $17 each. The night will cost $219

Day 6: We will eat in Destin for $8.95 each and then eat Taco Bell the rest of the way for $17 each. We will stay in an Embassy suit in Atlanta for $200

Day 7: We will have breakfast at the hotel in Atlanta for $8.95 each and travel to Chicago, IL and stay at the Embassy Suites Hotel for $250 per night.

Day 8: We will stay in Chicago and eat breakfast for $8.95 and eat Taco Bell for $15 and stay the night for $250

Day 9: We will stay in Chicago and eat breakfast for $8.95 and eat lunch and dinner at Taco Bell for $15 and stay the night for $250

Day 10: We will eat breakfast for $8.95 and eat lunch and dinner for $15 at Taco Bell. We will stay the night in Waterloo, Iowa for $150.

Day 11: We will eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner for a total $25.50 each at Taco Bell and then stay at stay at a camping cabin for $17

Day 12: We will eat breakfast, lunch and dinner a Taco Bell for a total $25.50 each and stay at Hilton Inn in Winnipeg for $169

Day 13: We will eat breakfast at the hotel for $12 and eat Taco Bell for lunch and dinner for $17. We will stay in Embassy Suite for $150

Day 14: We will eat breakfast for$ 20 and eat lunch and dinner for $17 at Taco Bell and drive back all day and night.

Day 15: We will take a break for a few hours and spend a night at the Embassy Suites in Nebraska for $167.

Day 16: We will have breakfast at the Embassy Suites in Nebraska for $8.95 and drive back to Coppell.