New poster here. I am travelling with my college-age son to New Mexico from the coast of Maine in mid July. We have a week. I am eager to get away from the East (been there, done that) as soon as possible, and then I am looking for interstate or straightish routes that convey a real scenic sense of the place--farm country, big skies, great plains scenery, mountain vistas, whatever. We can go north and dip down, or straight across, or dip down and go west on a more southerly route.
I would also like to find a route with the least trucks, because they scare me.
Any suggestions for classic American scenery on the way west?
Margaret from Maine