Well, I'm getting my mum's minivan and taking the last of my belongings to Seattle, so we've turned it into a road trip for 3-5 people. We may or may not be taking my 2 cousins, one is 10, the other is 2(!)
At first I figured we'd drive 500 miles a day, which probably means 12 hours in a car, and try and get there in 5 days, but now I'm realizing it'd be stupid, as we're missing a grand opportunity to see the country, and literally stop and smell the roses.
So I'm now thinking that 7 days would be alot better, we'd drive around 400 miles a day, which I'm thinking would take 7 hours.. then stop, food, gas.. probably still in the car 10 hours a day.. hmm.. I don't know.
I think we're going to ride up 1-94 (based on good maps) and hit up Chicago, Minneapolis, Montana... that route. The only thing I have even thought of to stop and see is Mount Rushmore... Anyone got any other "can't miss" places? I don't want to be on the road for 2 weeks, but a couple of places in our general direction would be nice!
We're gonna bid on priceline for hotels, and try and be thrifty in general, but I do want to have fun, otherwise 2800 miles in a car would kill me. Also, as we'd need 2 hotel rooms a night, every day is about $100 just for a place so sleep, so I don't want to break the bank. Thanks for any advice you can offer.