This feels like it should be split off as it's own thread. Perhaps we can get a moderator interested in creating a "9-Day USA tour" thread and move these posts to it. Then you can update your status in that thread.
If you are looking for a chase car I might be interested. I am comfortable sleeping at chargers and driving all day. I do Supercharger Hunting as my retirement hobby.
Ha ha - great idea. But not trying for speed record. Extremely flexible and looking for fun. And route may change on a moment. If 'World's largest collection of hats made of cheese' is 30 miles off plan - I may go there. As far as time limit... once I start all I need do is finish by the end of the year. Got lots of friends I could visit (old and new), relatives, a few graves, and some memories good and bad that I need to reconcile. Above all - have fun. Most of my travels have been hurried and I missed a lot. So.... busy, perhaps, but no real hurry.
I agree - if interest could be held, move to its own thread.