I'm planning a trip from Alabama to Oregon then over to Chicago and back to Alabama again. I have friends in Jackson, WY and Chicago that I'm going to stay with for a couple days in each city and I'm wondering what's a good route (scenic, relatively quick, historic sites included) to take between the two.
I only want to spend 2 days -- 3 at the most-- traveling between jackson and chicago, but I would like to make the journey memorable, so does anyone have recommendations of good camping spots, hostels, places to see, etc.?
This will be my first road trip and I'm trying to squeeze it into 3 1/2 weeks in August so any suggestions are welcome.