Hello to everyone! And thank you very much so far for all the amazing info that I have gathered while lurking on this site.
This is my first of many questions that I will float as I plan my (well, mine and my girlfriend's) 2 month road trip across the US/Canada and back. We are first-timers and yeah, 2 months is a long time, but it'll be the only chance we can do this for a looooooong time.
Starting from VT, going to Toronto (for a wedding and visit parents), down to Niagara Falls, down to Cleveland, around to Chicago is where I have planned so far...
I am not sure about dipping down to the south a bit more at this point, but am open to any suggestions (anything would be awesome since I have no idea what there is in the mid-US). We were thinking of skirting up to Mount Rushmore and then into Yellowstone and working our way down through Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, California and up the coast to Oregon, Washington, BC, over to Alberta then maybe skirt our way --over a couple of days--back to Toronto for a rest, then back to Vermont.
My question for anyone is: From Chicago, does anyone know of anywhere interesting to go westward (or even a scoot southward and then up westward)? We would ideally like to end up going towards Mt. Rushmore area.
Thanks in advance!