I'm brand new to this website and am looking for suggestions for a (almost) cross-country road trip from Durham, NC to Salt Lake City, UT in 8 days in October 2009. I am a physical therapy student and will be traveling by 4-door car with my mom for a 5-month rotation in Salt Lake City. We are looking to do this trip inexpensively, but see some sights on the way. Are there any suggestions for fun/artsy/cool/historic/beautiful sites on this trip? How about inexpensive lodging (camping won't be an option this late in the season per our lack of winter gear)? Or maybe some beautiful roads to take?
Any suggestions are welcome! Thanks!