Originally Posted by Bydand
If you want an even nicer trip, take a bit more time next time you go and hit some of the "off the beaten track" places and it is even more astounding how generally friendly and welcoming people all the way across the Country really are. Along with some true gems of Scenic beauty that are by-passed with the freeways and Interstates.
Although 16 days wasn't nearly enough time, I did manage to get off the interstate for much of it. I zig zaged north through the badlands in ND and followed rt 2 through Montana to Glacier NP and then came down 89 and shot over to Missoula where (I think) I picked up rt 12 on into Washington. I then tripped down south of Mt Hood and followed 26 into Portland and on to Astoria. I think the best driving was 14 in Wyoming through Big Horn NF. I'd say that rt was almost as scenic as Glacier NP.
I could have used another week though. Would have liked have seen Snake River Canyon.