Me and two of my friends are heading out on our first road trip in early 2009, from southeastern PA to San Francisco. I-80 seems like the fastest route but we want to avoid bad weather. Our current idea is to head south and go through VA, Kentucky, Tenn, Ark., Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, then up the Cali coast through LA to San Fran. Is this smart? Or should we just stick to i-80? We are on some what of a time restraint but not too much. We hope to do it in 3-4 days. We are also looking for things to do and see along the way. Anything cheesy or corny such as like worlds largest ball of string or something would be great, but also state parks etc, would be nice. We are young and are looking for the trip of our life, so any advice would be great. Thanks ahead of time!!!