Hi, I've stumbled across this website looking for ideas on my upcoming cross county road trip. In December I am moving from the D.C. area to Seattle and have decided to drive. I'll have about 6 days (I want to be there in time for Christmas and as of right now I'm preparing to leave the 19th) and I'm planning on taking a mostly Northern route. I don't have family or friends along the way to stay with, so I'll probably just get cheap hotels. I would like to stop in Chicago, possibly Michigan (it's out of the way), Mount Rushmore and other sights in SD, Glacier NP in Montana, and then head to Washington. I want to stop in as many states as possible with the short amount of time I have. I'm not worried about gas or food money. Mostly I'm concerned with having enough emergency money in case of car trouble, etc. Luckily I have a few months to plan and save. Any suggestions on where to stop along the way and what route to take would be greatly appreciated. This will be my first cross country road trip and it may be the only chance I get! Thanks!