I've been planning a road trip for early July for a while. I planned on starting in Boston, stopping in Columbus, and heading down to Route 66 the rest of the way to LA. I'm not going to stop in Columbus now, to save some gas money. If I take this route, will it really only take 1 day 21 hours like googlemaps says? I tend to not trust technology, as when I drove back from Maryland to Boston once, I listened to a Tom Tom about driving through NY/CT instead of my gut, and ended up on a two lane high way looking at the same scenery for hours and hours longer than it would have been if I took a different route. Anyway, here is the link to the googlemaps route that I picked.
I'm driving with one other friend. I really want to leave on July 5th and get there on the 8th, but when we stop for food and gas, I want to see something interesting. So the whole route doesn't necessarily have to be scenic, but parts. Does that make sense?
I could really use some advice on whether or not this is a realistic route to take. I would like to see route 66 but I don't want to get in over my head, either... I want to get out there in one piece. I watch too many scary movies so I don't want to at any point, be driving for four hours in the desert or mountains without any signs of civilization.
Thank you in advance!