Hi all - new to this site and it's terrific!
I want to take my first road trip, driving solo from Chicago to Fairfield CT in mid-September. I had hoped for a take-my-time trip both ways, but find I must leave on a Friday evening and need to be in CT on Sunday (is this reasonable?) - I can mosey back. I have driven this trip on Rte. 80 a number of times (though always with a co-pilot) and lordy, it was numbing. Looking for advice on a few things: 1) how to stay engaged as a solo driver on really boring stretches; and 2), any advice for interesting diversions on the way back - I can take 3 or 4 days.
I should mention I will be traveling with my disabled daughter; she uses a lightweight wheelchair- a stroller, really - so not so different from traveling with a toddler, and with about the same limits. Our last few flying trips were so awful, I think that driving can only be better - what do you think? Am I nuts?
Thanks so much!