Depending on how internship opportunities shape up, among other things, I'd like to go on a roadtrip across the country with a few friends of mine (either in a rental car or in one that someone already owns). The trip would start in Louisville, Kentucky and I'd plan on being gone for about 3 weeks. I'll get the time hammered out later but for now, if I could just get some input from those of you around the US and those who have travelled around the US, it would be appreciated. Here's the rough intinerary:
Start in Louisville, head southwest to Roswell, NM and see the crater, get a feel for the whole alien thing, etc. From Roswell to Las Cruces, NM for the Old West history (heard it's a cool place). Then on to the Grand Canyon and devote probably a day or two to this. From the Grand Canyon to Las Vegas, again devoting a day or two to this (can't spend the whole budget in one place). From Vegas to San Diego and then onto LAand Hollywood, to San Francisco, up into the Redwood National Park (I was thinking somewhere around Crescent City). From there to Seattle, Seattle to Vancouver. From Vancouver, head to Yellowstone National Park and see Old Faithful. From there to Rushmore, and Rushmore back to Louisville.
Like I said, just give me whatever opinions you can about the route we're taking, things we might consider seeing in addition to or instead of whatever is on the itinerary, etc. Thanks for any input!