I've recently come across these fora and I'm hoping that someone might have traveled this route and would have some ideas. I am thinking that I will stay north as much as possible on the trip, perhaps through Chicago and onto Colorado. I've lived in TN and made many road trips from TN to PA, so I am familiar with the southern route until it comes to the west. I have 8-10 days to make the trip (it's a career move and I will get reimbursed only for that amount). My best friend and my dog are going to be with me. I have a midsized sedan and all of my house "stuff" will be on a moving van.
Has anyone done this trip and know of the places I should stop along the way, good 2 lane highways, sites to see, and interested joints along the way? I would love to see the rocky mountains and perhaps the grand canyon (although I know that's a bit south of my destination in Long Beach.) I don't want to take only interstates and would be open to places for lodging and camping.
AAA will be putting my trip tic together once I solidify my route, but I need a vetern who has done this who can give me some advice!!
Thanks for reading!!