I'm planning an impromptu roadtrip, orginally I was just planning to drive from Minneapolis Minnesota to Charlotte, North Carolina take about two days to get there then head down to Fort Lauderdale, but now I might have a more ambitious goal and wanted to see what your thoughts were. The trip would take place at the end of this week so maybe the 17th or the 18th of December...and I don't plan on stopping anywhere along the way except to sleep.
I was thinking of leaving on Friday 17th from Minneapolis, Minnesota and my goal is to try and pull into New York City sometime on Sunday...maybe the afternoon. Google/maps said its about 22 hours to get there. I was thinking of stopping somewhere maybe Cleveland. I understand doing so may take me 20 miles or so north of my route. But I would like to stop in a fairly large size city....Also I have a goal of seeing all 48 contiguous states before I'm 30 and haven't been to Michigan, so I was thinking of maybe doing a little pitstop in Michigan, getting a picture of the "Welcome to Michigan" sign and maybe eating there before leaving.
I would stay in New York until early Wednesday December 23rd and head down to Charlotte, North Carolina. Google maps said that's about a 10 hour drive and I would like to get there that day. I have a relative that lives there and would stay there for maybe a day or so. I also have not been to West Virginia and wonder how far out of the way would it be to drive through West Virginia.
Then sometime on the 24th, head down to Fort Lauderdale. My goal is to be with the family for Christmas. I would stay there for a few days also. Maybe leave around the 28th or 29th, it just depends on what happens while I'm in New York. Oh yea, I'm finishing grad school and probably won't be heading back to Minnesota.
Any ideas? Is this confusing at all. I have done roadtrips before and have driven a similiar route...only I was going from charlotte to NYC, to Minneapolis.