Last year I drove my car from CA (SF area) to NC (Raleigh) because I was moving, and now I am moving back and will be driving across the country again! When I drove my car to NC, I drove around 10 hours a day and barely stopped, this time around I want to see more sights and make it more of a trip. I drove mainly 70 last time, going through CO, MO, etc. This time I am more interested in taking a southern route, maybe making some stops in states like GA and LA.
I looked through the forums here and saw some great posts, and was wondering if I could get even more ideas here. I am open to ideas on which route to take, things worth seeing, restaurants worth going to, anything really. Trying to limit the mileage if possible, don't want to take any huge detours - I think just straight driving is 2800 miles, and I'd prefer not to go over 3500. Money is a big issue, I will be driving with my boyfriend and we are both college students, so we don't have much money. More looking to see scenery than amusement parks/aquariums/etc. Thanks for any help!