I need some expertise, please. I am taking my teen daughter to an event in Seattle, but being on a tight budget, we're going to drive it instead of flying. I've done TX to CA in 27 hours, pretty much a straight shot with just a short break in AZ, so covering a long distance in a day isn't an issue for me. However, I'm travelling an unfamiliar route, either going through Oklahoma, then turning West in Kansas going through Colorado, Utah, Idaho, and Oregon or cutting across New Mexico into Colorado then Utah, Idaho, and Oregon. I guess another option is to go into CA, then north. I have a little time on the way up, and can take up to 3 days to get there. But I need to do the trip home in 2 days if possible. I'm sure it's a crazy undertaking, but I'd like to try it. What I really need is suggestions on a most direct route, staying as close to major highways as I can. The trip will begin Aug. 1st, and I will leave Seattle after lunch on the 7th attempting to get back to Dallas by the afternoon of the 9th. If we can't do the drive home we have the option to fly and leave the car with family, but we'd rather drive.