My commute involves the Easternmost end of Route 80, and everyday on the way back it pains me to take the exit ramp to get home. I've never been west of Ohio, and it's always boggled my mind that the same strip of road ends up on the other coast.
I found out today that all the stars have lined up and I can effectively disappear for 2 weeks with little to no repercussions! Since this will never happen again, on my way home from work Monday I'm going to drive past that exit ramp into the great unknown!
Sorry for being cheesy, I can barely contain my excitement. Since 15 I'm dreamed about road tripping solo cross country.
My gut is telling not to plan at all, don't bring the GPS, just head towards the setting sun and see what happens! I know 2 weeks is a short time to cram a circumlocation of the U.S., but it's all the time I have and I enjoy driving 10-12 hours per day.
The places I need to see are New Orleans, San Antonio, San Diego, Seattle, and hopefully Denver. What I want to AVOID is depending on the Google map and taking boring roads.
Does anyone have any suggestions for what path to take? I am literally 100% open to any suggestions and only have 48 hours to plan! If you've made a similiar trip in the past, what roads did you enjoy? If it helps, I am 24 and enjoy seeing all sorts of things, especially natural scenery, local towns/culture. I am going by myself. I'd really like to get a taste of Cajun food and experience the desert.
Thanks for any suggestions!