New to the forum, just trying to do some initial planning for a road trip in early 2008 (February-ish). Myself and my girlfriend are coming over from the UK on our honeymoon, and want to travel from New York to San Francisco, hopefully taking in Washington, Chicago and Vegas at some point. We're going to need to rent a car, and we're not looking for massive luxury, just the basics for getting accross. I think we'd rather not just be constantly driving (though obviously there's going to be a lot of time behind the wheel), but would like to take our time enough that we see some things without a windshield in the way sometimes. I was wondering if anyone could help me with...
1. Routes - any and all considered.
2. Time - shortest and longest possible time limits.
3. Cost - ballparks for car rental, gas, food and accomodation.
You all seem very helpful in other threads, so thanks in advance for any advice.