Ok, a bit more to it than that but thats the gist of it.
In the early stages of planning a trip from New York to San Francisco. Major stopping points so far are national parks and monuments. The Usual Suspects : Scotts Bluff, Mount Rushmoore, Devils Tower, Yellowstone then head south via Salt Lake City to the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Death Valley and on to LA and finally SF. Allowing 3 weeks'ish for the trip atm.
The geographically minded amongst you will have noted that we get pretty far west before we hit anything "intersting" and this is where I have to ask for advice.
What is there to look at / do between NY and Scotts Bluff if we follow the general route of I-80. We do plan on stopping in Chicago for a day or so but other than that we are struggling to find places worth a stop over. Can Pennsylvania really be that boring? Is there really nothing in Iowa or Nebraska apart from the horizon?
Part of the idea of the trip is to see what we find on the way but having a definate destination for any particular day is something we at least want to have planned, even if we dont actually do it.
Any suggestions appreciated!