My wife and I are planning a 2 week trip from central Illinois to Long Beach, CA, and back the last two weeks in July. Google shows 2 routes, a northern option that goes through Omaha, Denver and Las Vegas, and a Southern Route via St. Louis, OK City, and Amarillo. Much to my surprise, there is only a 3 mile difference between the two routes, so we plan to take one on the way out and return on the other.
We will be visiting friends in Colorado Springs Co.and Viburnum Mo. along the way, and their availability will determine the order of the routes.
Please let us know of any events/places that you think might be of interest along the way and worth working into our plans. Also; anything to watch out for or avoid. We will be driving a midsized sedan.
Thanks in advances.
All suggestions will be welcome.