I will be driving from Los Angeles to Jacksonville, North Carolina in May. Any tips/suggestions/places to visit on the way? I will be leaving May 9, staying overnight in probably Las Vegas... My road partner requested to drive thru Colorado & I wanted to check out Washington DC. We don't have THAT much time (My plane ride home is the 17th), so we'll be leaving Vegas the 10th & have a week to get to North Carolina. (Would like to get to Washington DC the 15th?!?!) The best scenic route, I can drive a little out of the way???... Any suggestions welcome.