I am relocating from Portland, OR to Memphis, TN for work. I don't have to start until the beginning of April but I would like to get there before the 24th or 25th of March to get settled in to my new place. I have never gone on a major road trip and I am open to and after all sorts of different advice and suggestions. I am not in a large rush and would love to travel through some scenic areas of the country I have never seen before (most of middle America). I drive a Mazda 3, so I want to make sure I don't run into too rough of weather. Thank you in advance for any advice you may have.