Hi all. I'm new to this great site; found it googling for an upcoming road trip.
My map is too big to embed, but you can see it here: http://i.imgur.com/avCAJ.jpg
I am starting from my home in Seattle, and these are my planned stops (to see friends and family): Chicago, New York, Boston, Washington DC, Virginia Beach, Brunswick (GA), Atlanta, San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, Lubbock, Grand Canyon, Palm Springs, LA, San Francisco, Seattle.
I'm leaving 1/2/2013 and need to be home by 1/28/2013. I will be driving a Mercedes GLK 350 with all wheel drive. I do not have snow tires or chains, but can purchase them if needed. Budget is not really an issue, but I would like to keep it as cheap as possible.
My biggest unknowns are the long gaps between planned stops (Seattle > Chicago, Atlanta > San Antonio, Lubbock > Grand Canyon) that I can't knock out in a single drive.
Anyhow, any general advice on a trip this long or tips on things to see along the way are greatly appreciated.