i'm doing the long haul from Boston to LA. i've pretty much decided my route will be : niagara falls, chicago, omaha, denver, and then either down to albuquerque and east on 40, or east on 70 (depending on weather conditions).
i'll be leaving in the next few days and will be alone for the trip (but stopping and staying with numerous relatives). i've driven cross country before so i know what to expect, but haven't done it by myself before, so i'm looking for some really interesting and fun stops along the way. i'm up for kitsch and scenic beauty alike (but am familiar with the major nat parks). any little tidbits you can offer me?
also am i naive in thinking that i will enjoy niagara on a drive-and-get-out-of-the-car-for-an-hour sort of stop? should i just skip it?
and, any weather advice? i'm from california so i've never driven in snow and very rarely in the rain!