During our driving in first half of May, the winter snow will still be there. Some lakes will still be frozen in Canadian Rockies and a few roads in Yellowstone will still be closed. But the snow all around will have its own charm and excitement. Considering these closures, I worked the route, keeping maximum time on road to be 10 hours per day.
Against the expectation of 30-45 days for Canadian visas, we got our visas in less than 2 weeks.
To ensure that the car has enough space to carry the baggage of all four of us, I selected a compact SUV after assessing its cubic feet storage capacity. I opted to hire it from an agency a few km outside the airport as it reduced my rental cost to less than half with hotel pickup facility.
Hotel bookings were done at each location, giving preference to “free cancellation” option terms. That gave me scope to change the route to certain extent while finalizing the plans.
Bags are packed and all set to go on tomorrow, the 30th April !