First few days...
Day 1 I think we should request to open our stores. This way we can leave with almost an extra day to spare. We should make our first stop Philadelphia. This store:
10th & Chestnut
1001-1005 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106
They should have city mugs and they are right off of 95.
We can then continue north to Hellertown where my parents live. Stay the night and leave early the next morning.
This should be our next stop, Pittsburg.
7 Market Square
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222
(412) 201-0296 http://www.starbucks.com/retail/locator/MapResults.aspx?a=1&StoreKey=7167&IC_O=40.4383672074923%3a-79.9975661253988%3a32%3aPittsburgh%2c+Pennsylvania%2c+United+States&GAD1_O=&GAD2_O=&GAD3_O=Pittsburgh%2c+Pennsylvania%2c+United+States&GAD4_O=&radius=5&countryID=244&dataSource=MapPoint.NA
Then we should continue on to the rock and roll hall of fame!http://www.rockhall.com/home/default.asp
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
One Key Plaza
751 Erieside Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Then we should visit the next closest city store...
West Sixth Street
1374 West Sixth Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
(216) 566-7489 http://www.starbucks.com/retail/locator/MapResults.aspx?a=1&StoreKey=12002&IC_O=41.50682%3a-81.695777%3a32%3a751+Erieside+Ave&GAD1_O=&GAD2_O=751+Erieside+Ave&GAD3_O=Cleveland%2c+OH+44114-1000&GAD4_O=United+States&radius=5&countryID=244&dataSource=MapPoint.NA
From there we should rent a cabin here:
Sky Ranch Inc., 27955 Terrace Drive, North Olmsted, OH 44070-4962
(216) 235 2473 http://members.aol.com/skyranch1/index.html#Rates
It is like $42/night. not too bad for our right rental. Plus no worries about a tent after a lond day of driving and site seeing. And it is only 25 mins outside cleveland. so even if we leave cleveland at 8pm we can be there and settled by 9pm and ready to start early the next morning.
I assume we will be driving strait to Chicago on Day 3. So this is all I have routed. I just mapped us to a starbucks in Chicago by the water.
East Wacker Drive
35 E. Wacker Dr
Chicago, Illinois 60601
From Chicago my suggestion is go to sioux falls in SD. It looks like a nice area with a lot to do/see. At least, for the middle of the country. This would be our longest day of driving clocking in at 9 hours with no traffic. However we do make up for time the following day if we want to plan to stop at Mr. Rushmore. Personally I would like to see Mt. Rushmore. And its pretty much on our way out. The site for Mr. Rushmore said that they advise 2 hours park time so we could even get some more driving time in that day after we walk around and site see for a while.
Let me know what you think so far... Current Mood: awake