Iím planning a road trip from Seattle to Hershey PA to attend medical school this fall. I want to spend 2 weeks on the road to get an adventure out of the move. My idea is to leave Seattle July 15th and end up in Hershey on Aug 1st, which gives me a week to move in before school begins.
Iím really into the outdoors, so I know I want to visit Yellowstone, and most likely the Grand Teton and Rocky Mountain NP. After the Rockies though, I canít think of anything that Iíd like to visit, save for some relatives in Chicago. Iíve already been to Mt. Rushmore and seen plenty of farms and fields in my life. Is there anything east of the Rockies close to my route that I might be interested in?
The car Iím using is a í96 Honda Civic with 150k miles. It has had a few major cooling problems in the past such as a broken thermostat. Otherwise it runs perfectly fine, although that does not mean a future problem is imminent. The only assurance I have against a major mechanical breakdown is AAA. Money is an issue for me so Iím not interested in renting a car for this trip. Before I leave, Iíll have the car checked out by a good mechanic whom I know, but Iím still nervous about whether the Honda is going to make it through this or not.
Any advice would be appreciated.