I hope I am posting in the right forum! My friend and I are leaving on a 2 week long road trip from Boston to LA starting on April 7th! We've planned most of it loosely out, but I am stuck on the middle part, and in browsing your forums, it seems like you all are very helpful so I thought I would turn to you!
Here is our itinerary:
April 7th: Boston to Philadelphia--staying with friends and may have time for some touristy stuff :)
April 8th: Philly to Columbus OH--stopping at Hershey Park on the way!
April 9th: leaving early morning OH to St. Louis MO staying for the weekend
April 11th: touristy stuff in St. Louis: I'd like ot go to the top of the arch--let me know what other "must-sees" you think there are. Then St. Louis to Champaign IL
April 12th: Spending the day at Champaign?
12-14th: Here is where things get a little fuzzy...we'd like to get to Denver CO by April 15th at night or 16th during the day.
April 13th: Chicago IL perhaps?
April 14th: need a rest stop between IL and CO that has fun things to do!
April 16th-17th: Denver CO
April 18th and 19th: Moab Utah--we're going to do Arches national park and white water rafting!
April 20th and 21st: Arizona: Grand Canyon and Painted Desert
April 21st/22nd: LA!!! Final Destination!!
Basically I need help finding a place to stay in between Illinois and Denver--we were originally thinking Oakley KS because there is a very cheap motel there, but I am second guessing, because wherever we stop we'd like there to be something to do, and there just doesn't seem to be anything to do in Kansas!!
So of KS, NE or MO--where would you pick to make a stop and what would you want to do there?
Thanks so much in Advance! I am really enjoying reading the archives so far!