I don't know the first thing about traveling across the country, we are 2 city slickers from New York planning to make the trip NY to CA and back in the summer of 2002 for 2 weeks. We are not hikers or campers or naturalists but can appreciate some natural beauty, i.e. Grand Canyon (but not too much of it). We would like ghost towns, museums, shopping, (we love Las Vegas) etc. Any suggestions on travel accomadations, places to stop or the best route (North or South) for people like us. Should we fly to Chicago and start mid-Country because of the limited amount of time? Help?!!!