I am planning a trip from Indiana to Washington and googling infos I stumbled upon this awesome website.
I became quite obsessed with making it the best road trip ever so I would like to ask for some advice.
We are going to leave from LaPorte, so north-west Indiana, and our first stop is going to be in Rapid City, SD. My plan was to take I-80 to avoid getting too close to Chicago and then switch to I-90 in Albert Lea, MN and after that just follow I-90 to Rapid City, but I read that I-80 can be pretty bad around Joliet. Do you have any advice?
On the second day, after a quick visit to Mt Rushmore, we are going to travel to Deer Lodge, MT. The question, as you have probably guessed already is...I-90 all the way or US 212? I read a lot of stuff about this dilemma and I'm a little scared of how isolated US 212 seems to be, and how far apart towns on its route are.
Third day will be from Deer Lodge to Seattle. This seems to be pretty straightforward on I-90 but if you guys know something better I'd be happy to consider it.
Unfortunately we are on a tight-ish schedule so except for Mt Rushmore there won't be time for sightseeing. I love a good scenic route just as much as anyone, but we are also on a tight budget so I'm trying to save as much money as possible on gas (we'll be travelling on a Toyota Corolla).
Thanks you very much and thumbs up for this forum!
PS sorry if my english isn't perfect, I'm Italian.