Packing for this trip is going to be a challenge. Especially so for me and my born-in-Florida blood.
I’ve tried to design the trip to put the northernmost cities at the back-end of the journey, more towards late June and July, so it might have a chance to warm up a bit.
But, even the west coast part of the trip will be tough sledding for me (hopefully I’m only talking figuratively here). As I like to joke, I go for a sweater before I open the refrigerator.
Some of the games, outdoors but for a couple of stadiums, will be in the 50’s. With a good portion of the games at night and the real possibility for having to get seats near the upper atmosphere, I could be in a daily battle with my exposed extremities for survival.
Considering some of my stops along the way, like Glacier National Park (I’m from Florida – I had to look up the word “glacier”), I need some very specific clothing choices.
50’s with a breeze will mean I need my “winter” coat. 60’s and I can go with a light jacket. 70’s and above and I could even risk short sleeves. It seems like I won’t get a chance to sit in shorts and a short sleeve shirt (my regular Florida attire) until the Braves game, my third to last stop!
I guess the safest plan is jeans and long sleeve shirts and maybe one polo or tee to pull out on those rare “nice” days.
Then I hit Florida in August, all 90’s and high humidity. Heh. It will probably feel like 110 by then, but I’ll still love it!