My eldest child is getting married Oct 27 in Marshall, MN...but I and the rest of our family live way down here! No problem...we LOVE road trips but admit that this one seems quite daunting. For one thing, time is an issue...as much as I'd love to take the backroads and byways and take our time and meet people and see stuff, no can do. This is going to be one of those drive "straight-through" kind of deals. Need a route that will get us there and back as efficiently as possible. We went through AAA and got trip-tiks that will take us through Chattanooga, Nashville, St. Louis, Kansas City and from Kansas City, I-29 N to Sioux Falls, SD, and from there, head back east towards Marshall. Looked great and we're excited but I just spoke with my daughter up there and she said it would be quicker to go towards Chicago and then Minneapolis and break west for Marshall. Looking at the map, one way looks about the same as the other to me. Any and all suggestions are greatly appreciated!