A few friends and I are planning a trip beginning in SD to Chicago and ending up back in our home in SF.
We will be departing SD around 9PM on 12/26 ...we're pretty open about where we want to stop along the way, but we want to be IN Chicago on 12/30/08 (late night is fine...) and be back in SF by 01/04/09.
I know it's kind of a trek, but we'll be taking shifts for the drive as we'd rather enjoy three or four full days somewhere then a few hours in a bunch of places.
....So far, the path looks like CA-NV-UT-CO-NE-IA-IL.....
Any suggestions as to where to spend our days? We're perfectly ok with one day somewhere before Chicago (possibly 12/28 in Nebraska?), leave early 12/29 from NE to be in Chicago by around 10PM on 12/29, enjoy New Years, leave 1/1 LATE..to arrive in Utah by late 1/2. Enjoy a full day in UT(1/3), leave early 1/4 to be home by LATE 1/4.
Wooo...is this realistic? We know we'll be pretty sleep deprived, but I think it shouldn't be too bad and it'll all be well worth it.
I appreciate all suggestions! Thanks!!