Masochist's road trip
Hi there . . . I am about to embark on a month long road trip with my . . . (drumroll) grandparents. My family is shooting a documentary on their last hurrah, so to speak. Anyway, we're starting in Phoenix, skirting the southern states, heading up to New England and then ending in Chicago (where I live). Any suggestions for sights / activities that are not too touristy? I'm looking for things that are bizarre or pretty or unusual or show local character. Any ideas welcome. My grandparents are very funny, game people so it doesn't necessarily have to be a tour of every war memorial on the right coast. Thanks in advance!