Hello! This will be my first major roadtrip strictly for enjoyment and only with my girlfriend.. We want to go from Wilmington North Carolina to Portland Oregon. We are on a time limit of two weeks what with work and rent to pay. I am 20 and need to also convince mom that no big bad monsters are going to get me. If anyone has any suggestions as to what the fastest route would be, if anyone has ever completed this trip and would like to share their experience, or if anyone has any basic must know tips for a long distance trip I would love to hear from you. We have thought about taking train routes, so if anyone has done that, again, please feel free to respond. We want to just get to Portland as fast as possible and then see how much time we have left to spend there and sight see on the way back. Camping is definitely a possibility. I am pretty much open to any suggestions at all and I'm sure any small tip will help tremendously. Thanks!