I am currently planning my move back home to Boston from Los Angeles this August. We're trying to catch the Red Sox in LA before we leave and in Baltimore along the way. This means that we can't leave until the morning of 8/7 and need to be in Baltimore for a 1:35 start on 8/12. Is it reasonable to do the drive in 5 days? What are good cities to stop in? How many miles should we aim to do in a day?
Also, when I've looked at google maps, their suggested route is to go up by Chicago, but going through Kansas City looks more direct to me - is there a reason for that?