I discussed the deck idea with a builder friend of mine. This deck will be 6' off the ground. The cover will be 16'. It's up there. The county would require plans and load calculations. My friend recommended an engineer.
So, I made the first call to the engineer back on Jan 15. Here's the picture I sent him describing what I wanted.
The plan is to have a 38x13 deck with a cover over the whole thing. Trusses will be built coming off the house, out 14'.