First of all I have to say this is a great site – for your information I found the link on Johnny Jet website/travel blog.
My girlfriend and I are planning a 2/3 weeks roadtrip from Chicago to Texas.
Our masterplan would be :
-pick up a rental car at O’Hare or Midway airport and follow the Route 66 to Amarillo
-fly Amarillo to Forth Worth
-rent a car in Forth Worth, visit Austin, San Antonio and see if we can make it to the Big Bend NP and head back to DFW.
Why DFW? Our flight back home departs from Dallas and we have to stick to that city (which is not too bad since we avoid a second, steep drop charge).
Some questions :
-Is Hannibal, Missouri, worth a visit?
-Our Lonely Planet guide says to avoid Tulsa (seems nothing special, but we could spend a night there just to recover). What about Oklahoma city, would you rather drive through or spend a day or two?
-Texas : we would take the easiest route : I-35 from DFW to Austin and San Antonio, then the I-10 to Fort Stockton and drive down to the Big Bend.
-our choices at rental agencies in Texas are : Toyota Camry, Pontiac G6, Pontiac Grand Prix or a TrailBlazer for additional $$$. Any suggestions ?
I hope I have not asked too many things!!!!!