2 friends and I are planning on taking a trip around the U.S. Here is the general route that we will follow. Would 6 weeks be a sufficient amount of time for this whole trip? What suggestions do you have about sleeping locations? (how often should we use motels, truck stops, etc.?) We are not sure of what car we will be using, but it probably will be a smaller car. I have calculated the total gas cost based on today's prices and it came out to be around $1300. Do you think $7000 is a realistic amount of money that we will need? (if we are going to go to tourist attractions and other money-consuming things). Thanks for the help.