Greetings folks, very nice forum you have here.
A friend is moving from Boston, and I've graciously offered to fly out and help her drive cross-country. :)
We have a rented minivan and 10 days, and we'd like to see as much as we can in the time allowed. So far on our list we have:
Niagara Falls (our first stop from Boston)
Mt. Rushmore (of course)
I'm looking for suggested additional stops along the way, and suggested routing. For example, should we cut through Canada from Niagara to Detroit(or something?), or is it faster to just drive around the lake? What is the border crossing like in those parts? I've been across at Blaine and Pt. Angeles WA a hundred times, but never anywhere else. What would be the preferred highways?
Should we see the Badlands? Glacier(too early in the year?) Just spend all our extra time at Yellowstone? Anything worth seeing between Niagara and Rushmore? :)
Suggestions for web-based trip planners?
Thanks for your advice!