Hi, everyone. I have a question about a road trip I am planning to take with my daughter this summer -- she is a senior in high school and so this will be a very special post-high-school-graduation-and-pre-start-of-college vacation just for we two, the most wonderful daughter in the world, and her mom, me.
M. (my daughter) and I have decided to fly to Chicago and then drive Route 66 from beginning to end. We had also considered driving U.S. 40 coast to coast (we live in NJ), but M. has always wanted to see the Southwest, and especially the Grand Canyon. That's fine with me, since I have never seen that part of the country either.
While my budget is not unlimited, it's not excessively tight, either (a refreshing change this year!); but what we are limited on is time. M. wants this to be no longer than a two-week trip, because she also wants to have time to spend with her dad, her friends, and her cats before she packs off for college. Yet neither of us wants to drive constantly; we want to have time for sightseeing.
Is it possible to drive Route 66 at a reasonably leisurely pace and still do it in two weeks?
Any information/help/suggestions you can provide are most welcome. Just so you know, I have already done some initial research; I've looked at some of the Route 66 websites, and I've read a lot of the posts and articles on this site.
Thank you for any help you can give us!