Thanks for all the information....im driving from staten island so that should cut out all of upstate ny....looks like we will be taking I80 to I90. We decided on driving about 12 hours a day with stops for fuel and gas in between. and 4-5 hours of sleep in between. We also gave ourselves extra room for delays. we are taking a dodge intrepid and figured the gas to be roughly 300..thanks for all the advice