So a few friends and I are heading cross country to make the move to LA come November. I will leave NY and meet my friends in Minneapolis and we plan to hit the road from there on November 7th. We plan to be in Seattle, WA by the night of the 17th (so like eleven days on the road), Portland, OR by the night of the 19th (two days on the road), and finally, Los Angeles, CA by the 23rd (three or four days on the road), just in time for Thanksgiving. Three landmarks, 17 days, two cars, four twenty-somethings.
So far, we're thinking of hitting up Mt Rushmore and Yellowstone, but we need more suggestions! We're traveling in November, so obviously the weather is a concern. If possible, we're trying to stay a little more south and take more major roads that will be maintained in the event of heavy snows, but we want to have fun and see some awesome stuff! Fun landmarks? National park and places to camp? Cheap hotels or landmark cities along the way? Please help us make this the best roadtrip ever!
Oh, and we're on a bit of a tight budget as far as fun stuff goes, so we're mostly looking for like national parks and goofy places to visit, things to see, you know, like carhenge and the worlds largest doughnut. That kinda stuff. :) THANKS!!