Alrighty, veteran roadtrippers....I need some navigational guidance for a trip I am taking in December. Starting from North of Atlanta (off of 575 North) with 2 days allotted for travel to NJ (we will have kids - ages 11 and 12). When we leave NJ, we will aim for Lexington, KY as a drop off point for my step-daughter (she lives in Michigan, so this is 1/2 way between GA and MI. We will likely spend 2-days going from NJ to KY and then drive straight from KY to ATL after a 1-night stay.
My two main questions are:
1. Does anyone have route suggestions for any of the trip legs? Preferably something that is both efficient but accessible to some cool sights to see along the way (if that hybrid exists)
2. We plan to keep an eye on the weather; however, for general planning purposes, how much does weather tend to factor into travel in these areas in December?
I have travelled from Atlanta to upstate NY (and into Canada) once before; however it was summer. I have NEVER traveled over and through West VA or Kentucky, so I'm wondering what the interstates are like and whether any mountain travel is involved. I'm not a huge fan of windy mountain roads, so I would rather avoid those, if possible.
Thanks in Advance for ANY advice!!!!