Hi!!! This is a multi-faceted posting, please bear with me!
Driving from DC metro area to Southern California. My friend and I are leaving Aug. 6th and I'm flying out of Phoenix August 15th. I want to adventure and sightsee along the way obviously. I really wanted to make my way to Colorado but I'm SUPER nervous about tornados if I take a northern route. I don't know if I'm being unreasonable. I tried looking at a tornado map and I was concerned enough that I am leaning toward a southern route. Maybe my concerns are completely unfounded...hopefully someone can tell me.
So, what are some suggestions you have for getting cross country? Best or most interesting routes? Things to avoid or watch out for?
I really want to see the Grand Canyon, other than that I want to do fun things/outside of the box activities/ silly tourist attractions. I don't mind any cliche things...I just want a memorable experience!
Thanks for any help you can offer!