My husband is military. We have moved a lot but never coast to coast. Our move this summer is from the DC area to Sacramento. I will be traveling by myself with three kids under 11. I am excited to see everything we can. We have no time restraints (other than the limits of how long they will be happy in the car). I thought about trying to stay at military installations as much as we can to help defer some of the costs but the first focus will be on making this memorable. Probably will break the trip into 6 or 7 hour segments at most, more or less to see sites.
Obviously traveling by myself, I am a little concerned with safety. Beyond being alert, what advice do you have? Would it ever be safe to tent camp along the way?
We will be traveling across the northern part of the country, DC to either Chicago or Topeka then pop up to I80 or I70. What amazing sites would you suggest we be sure to see, knowing that we may never make it out that way again?