Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Interstate driving

Hey Road Trip!

Here's our Plan: Starting in Seattle and ending on Cape Cod.... 2.5 weeks. We will be spending 6 weeks in New England before heading back to Seattle.

We have two small children, a tent trailer and a dog.

The only must does on our list are Mt Rushmore, DeSmet South Dakota, and Custer Battlefield east of Billings.

All of these are convenient to Route 90, which makes me want to ask:

Is Interstate 90 really as boring as I've read? Should we do Highway 2 and dip down to 90 after Glacier? Please help!

Thank you,



Hi Meghan --

Many thanks for writing in to Road Trip USA. And no, I-90 is not a bad road; it's probably the most interesting cross-country Interstate (thanks to passing thru places like Missoula MT & the Black Hills of SD). Given the choice I prefer smaller roads like US-2, but it's not the pavement that makes the difference, so much as the pace at which you travel.

So your trip sounds great -- though I would recommend a detour south to Yellowstone NP, on at least one leg of your odyssey. Old Faithful is even more exciting than Mt Rushmore!

Hope you have a great trip.

Happy Trails,

Jamie Jensen
Road Trip USA

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