In September, we are traveling from Sacramento, CA to Fayetteville, NC, with an overnite stop to see friends in West Lafayette, IN. We plan to travel I-80 all the way to near Gary, IN and then take 65 down to Lafayette, IN. Can you suggest a better route? Also, what is the best route to take from Lafayette, IN to Fayetteville, NC? The main driver has less than 5 years driving experience and is nervous when driving in the mountains or in heavy traffic. We are driving a 2008 Honda Civic with a cargo carrier attached to a hitch in the back and a soft car top carrier on the roof. We would appreciate any suggestions, advice, or tips.