On November 7 - 10 my friends and I are doing what we have wanted to do since we got our drivers' liscenses 6 years ago, take a weekend and roll out there as far as we can.
We have done nightly road trips, for a few hours at a time from New Jersey to Delaware, New Jersey to West Virginia (on I-81) and New Jersey to Vermont/New Hampshire Border and everywhere in between stopping at small towns and usually ending at some place to eat that we could never imagine was real. (Jumboland in NJ comes to mind)
This time we are going to just see how many new states that we can get to in 4 days, states which we previously had no reason to go to, strictly playing "beat the clock". I did the planning for this knowing there is a western limit and a southern limit to the adventure in order to hit as many states as possible. Starting in PA we are going to start west on 80/90 to Sioux Falls, SD. Then we head south into NE, IA, MO, KS, OK, TX (hitting eastern/western borders depending on the state) then back east across scraping Arkansas and hitting the northern parts of the deep southern states (TX, LA, MS, and AL) before hitting the extreme NW corner of Georgia before heading north through TN, KY and back east through WV, MD, and finally back to PA.
I assume this will be ultimately the most exhausting four days I can plan for myself.
Does anyone have any survival tips from personal experience?
What types of supplies are essential for a "beat the clock" type road trip?
I'm sure I have other questions as replies come in but all advice is welcome. We're very excited to hear all experiences and advice. We are definitly ready to go!