We were a little footloose back in late winter when we planned this trip and booked the flights. Maybe that is like to going to the grocery store when you are hungry. I had a list of things I wanted to see in these states as long as my arm - so it made sense to do them all in one trip, right? Then when you actually get ON the trip, you realize how much you have on your plate. Fortunately, we had set aside enough days (October 15th through November 5th). So, 4,000 miles on the rental car later, we did it - Hurricane Sandy notwithstanding!