I am brand new to the site. I plan on driving my son back to college in Phoenix this August. We plan on making an adventure out of it with some great bonding time. We would love to go the route that goes through Cleveland, Chicago, Iowa and eventually get to Mt. Rushmore. I would like to head south from there and end up in Phoenix. We never took a road trip like this before and are very excited about it. We have plenty of time and plan on lodging when needed. We are starting on Long Island, NY and are at square one in the planning process. Any advice on routes or anything else would be so helpful. Thanks.