Greetings. I am planning to drive from Wilmington, Delaware to Denver, Colorado and wanted to seek your advice. Reason for the trip is to purchase and tow a small, 275 lb cargo trailer back to DE from Denver.
I would like to do this trip in 8 days if possible and plan to leave on Nov 20th. Am seeking your advice on:
- any construction delays or any factors (winter conditions, traffic, etc?) to consider while deciding between either Interstate 70 (my first choice) or Interstate 80 for this trip.
- suggested overnight stops along the route that have safe, reasonably priced lodging?
- any neat sights along the way that you can suggest? Would be nice to see something interesting while taking a 2-3 hour break from driving.
- and finally...(not large chain) restaurants you recommend that are close to I-70 in Missouri, Kansas or Colorado that I can get a great steak dinner?
I'll be driving an older model AWD Honda CRV. Am going to spend this weekend attending to all the fluids, tire pressures, etc. Have purchased a set of tire chains just in case they are needed, will pack an emergency kit, shovel, and a boxed set of Doc Watson's albums to keep me company :-). Anything else I should definitely take along?
Will appreciate your advice on my questions. Thank you.