I am planning on following the Great River Road from Lake Itasca all the way down to Venice LA. Has anyone done this? I am wondering how long it will take. I have a plan for about 6 days driving (this includes the drive from Regina, SK. Canada). I have no idea of speed limits along the road, how many campgrounds there are along the way, if I should book sites. Safety (I am a 20something Female and I will be traveling alone). What about things to see along the way, or things to avoid. I want to be as flexable as possible, but I also don't want a whole lot of frustration over booked up campsites, or overpriced hotels, etc. I have purchased the book "Road Trip USA" by Jamie Jensen (great book by the way), but I'm looking for some personal anecdotes. Any ideas/help would be greatly appreciated!!
Oh, and I haven't decided when to go....any views on when is the best time?