I have never been at the helm of a cross country road trip but desperately want to. I want to go from Sac, CA, to NY and back. I want to leave around the first of March. Simple questions(maybe). About how much will the entire thing cost(small but fuel efficient car)? Is there a route I can take where I won't or will encounter little snow? What will the shortest required time be for this trip? I probably won't stop that much. Maybe grand canyon and such(unless you have any suggestions). I don't mind driving long hours, plus there are three of us to drive. What are the "must stops"? Please those with experience in driving this distance in feb-march be so kind as to direct me. Thank you in advance for your help!