We're packing up the kids and moving back to Chicago from Portland to be closer to family. I'll be flying the rest of the family there and then flying back to drive the car and dog.
Exact date will depend on how quickly selling/buying house goes but I expect to be on the road between mid September and mid November. I'd like to do the trip in 4 days and I plan on 8-10 hours of driving a day but will do more if I feel up to it.
I know that doesn't leave a lot of time for sightseeing but I'd like to take a short stop-and-stretch every two hours or so. I would greatly appreciate your tips for short stops (kitschy gift shops, roadside scenic overlooks, etc) as well as places to eat and pet-friendly hotels.
I'm thinking I'll go 84 to 80 to 88 as it seems a little less mountainous but I'm open for opinions there too. Pretty much any thoughts or opinions on doing a quick solo haul from Portland to Chicago with a golden retriever would be great!
Thanks in advance for your time