I have lived in California for 10 years, moving from Sacramento to Santa Barbara halfway. My girlfriend and I have decided to move back home to Columbus, OH. The plan was for me to drive there in 2 weeks with my car and sundries while my girlfriend locks up everything here, I would fly back out to make the drive with her and our cats. For me, my drive would have taken me 3 days on blast.
HOWEVER! My younger brother has decided to fly out to LAX so he can take the drive with me. We have never taken a road trip together, and his longest road trip is 5 hours at best. I love driving, and want to show him as much of America as possible in a 4 to 5 day trip. We are both in our 30's so chances like this are fleeting.
I have been pondering jumping north to Utah and trying to take US 40 (Broad Street in Columbus), but can't find any map showing a whole route. Does anyone have ideas for good routes that would take us 4 days (5 max) and also show some of the glory of Highway America? (side note--I like nice neon signs for motels)