I'm in need of some suggestions.
My friend and I plan on driving to Omaha from Tampa in June 2008. The only stop we have planned is at Bonnaroo, which is this music festival in Tennessee. We would really like to drive through some mountains, but we aren't very experienced drivers (both of us would have just turned sixteen by the time we plan on going on this trip), so we want to avoid the really treacherous mountain roads.
Does anyone have any suggestions of places to go between Florida and Tennessee, and Tennessee and Nebraska? We would be up for almost anything.
We are really big Saddle Creek fans, the record label that's home to bands like Bright Eyes and The Faint, and Omaha is where it's based. We've got a pretty good idea of things that we're going to do once we're in Omaha (go to a show at Sokol Underground and do a few other little things that would sound dumb to any ordinary person who isn't a Saddle Creek fan), but if you have any suggestions about other things to do in or around Nebraska, that would be great.
We know Omaha isn't the most scenic place, but my friend and I are definitely extremely excited about going.
Also, on a different note, my friend and I are young, like I said before. We would have just gotten our drivers licenses by June 2008. Right now, we both just turned 15 years old, and we're both girls. Reasonably, our parents aren't very enthusiastic about this trip. They are definitely all for individuality and freedom and chances to show our maturity, but they are really worried for our safety (which, even though I want to hate my mom for it, she does have a point - two teenage girls driving alone halfway across the country isn't exactly the safest excursion out there). Does anyone have any suggestions about what to tell my mom to convince her that we will be safe if we go on this trip? Also, does anyone have any tips about how to travel safer?
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