Well, I finally have a semi-final list of equipment, with weight, assembled for the cross-country trip. The list does not have the weight for water, fuel, and food. Fortunately, many items were available in good used condition on eBay so I was able to save money while purchasing what I hope are some good items.
Our intent is to camp out most of the time and occasionally stay in motels & churches. We plan on cooking most of our breakfasts and suppers while eating lunch in various restaurants.
If anyone reading this has the time, I would appreciate suggestions on where something is left off or where there are items that could be removed. All suggestions are gratefully appreciated.