In about a week I'm driving to Los Angeles from Milwaukee and then back after New Years. I've made the round trip twice already and taken most of the major highways before. I'm going with two other people(we are all 18) and we have been trying to find a route that is a little more interesting then the interstate. I'm planning on going through Houston on the way back but wasn't sure if driving an extra 15+ hours through Texas and New Mexico just so we don't have to be on the Interstate would be worth it.
If anyone has ever done this drive and has any ideas of things to see or good "off the beaten path" highways it would be very helpful. The last time I went to L.A. I took highway 40 from Denver to Salt Lake city and didn't mind the extra few hours at all. Does anybody know of any other highways like that?
Thanks for your input.