Hello this is my first time posting-
I just graduated from college and plan on going on a road trip from 1/01/09 to 1/20/09. I'm flying to Wisconsin from NYC on the 1st and flying back on the 20th.
My hope is to travel across America by Route 66 and see as much as possible, not in a "I went by this state and this state" but actually enjoying the local diners and sights. I'm going with a friend (both of us are from abroad, so this is something that we are excited about) using his car. We hope to camp as much as possible, staying at a motel or hotel every third day or so to recuperate.
Another friend told me to read the guide Road Trip USA by Jaimie Jensen and this is the reference we are using for the trip.
I would love to get advice on:
1. General Tips for a road trip.
2. If 3 weeks is enough time to enjoy everything Route 66 has to offer (keeping in mind we have to drive back as well, hopefully using a different road)
3. What the weather conditions would be like, and camping grounds on the way.
We are still in the planning stages and trying to spend as less money as possible. Thanks for reading this and I hope to get great advice!