Just found this site while trying to finalize a 22 day 7K+ mile trip and would love to hear of any must sees along the way.
Our itinerary is:
Leave South Louisiana for Independence, MO (1 day)
Independence for Des Moines (1 day)
Des Moines to Pierre, SD (1 day)
Pierre to Mt Rushmore area (4 days)
Mt Rushmore to Yellowstone (2 days)
Yellowstone to Elko, NV (1 day)
Elko to Auburn, CA (7 days)
Auburn to San Francisco (4 days)
SF to Yosemite to Las Vegas (1 day)
Las Vegas to Santa Fe (1 day)
Santa Fe to Dallas, TX (1 day)
Dallas to home.
We are a conservative family of 8 and love to see historical sites, eat good food, & see God's beautiful creation.
We have some flexibility and like the attitude of this site that appears in some ways to be "just pull off the road and try the restaurant, etc."
We don't mind the regular tourist stops, but also love seeing the places that are usually off the beaten path or recommended by the locals.
We already have a pretty good plan, but are very open to ideas.
Our Children range in age 17 to 2.