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Old 12-16-2011, 07:12 AM
 
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I am driving from southeastern Idaho to Chicago for Christmas. Does anyone know any routes that are more interesting/scenic than I-80? I have done this drive many, many times and it is so boring! I figure if I am driving 22 hours I might as well have fun along the way. Any suggestions on other routes I can take? I am leaving tomorrow morning.
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Old 12-16-2011, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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I've made a similar trip two times out that way, both different routes. There's no way to avoid the fields and cops who pull you over for going 1mph over.

I did however go about 30 hours straight of driving, after being up for about 50 hours I began to hallucinate.. that was rather interesting.
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Old 12-16-2011, 11:40 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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In winter, I'd stick with I-80 out of concern for the weather.
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Old 12-16-2011, 01:59 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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I-80
Little America ($0.25 cones now $0.50 )
Saratoga, WY (free hobo hot springs)
Vedauwoo (sherman pass, WY)
Sidney, NE (Cabelas)
Ole's big game bar / cafe in Paxton, NE
Buffalo Bill (North Platte)
Pioneer Village (Minden, VERY NICE, Very Very Nice) admission discount with camping / motel.
Branched Oak, (Malcolm, NE, near Lincoln Airport) or Seward exit (backway) (Prime rib ONLY on Friday / Sat) Branched Oak Inn Steakhouse & Lounge, Malcolm, Nebraska, 68402
Nebr Capital (Lincoln)
U of nebraska (Lincoln - dairy bar, GOOD ice cream whoops, do you see a pattern here... Icecream and hot springs...)
Warren Buffet (Omaha, he's a nice guy, probably has an extra bedroom)
Amana Colonies (Iowa).

Of course you already know the good stuff close to home (Soda Springs > Afton WY; Tetons, Bear Lake...)

I did side routes in UT, ID, WY, SD, NE, IA, IL this year. very slow, especially in winter. Basically adds a day to an already boring trip.

I have been using craigslist for riders / drivers. That will spice up the time (especially if you get an axe murderer)
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Old 12-16-2011, 03:06 PM
 
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In winter, I'd stick with I-80 out of concern for the weather.
I agree. I think I am just going to stay halfway in Sidney Nebraska.
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Old 12-16-2011, 03:07 PM
 
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I-80
Little America ($0.25 cones now $0.50 )
Saratoga, WY (free hobo hot springs)
Vedauwoo (sherman pass, WY)
Sidney, NE (Cabelas)
Ole's big game bar / cafe in Paxton, NE
Buffalo Bill (North Platte)
Pioneer Village (Minden, VERY NICE, Very Very Nice) admission discount with camping / motel.
Branched Oak, (Malcolm, NE, near Lincoln Airport) or Seward exit (backway) (Prime rib ONLY on Friday / Sat) Branched Oak Inn Steakhouse & Lounge, Malcolm, Nebraska, 68402
Nebr Capital (Lincoln)
U of nebraska (Lincoln - dairy bar, GOOD ice cream whoops, do you see a pattern here... Icecream and hot springs...)
Warren Buffet (Omaha, he's a nice guy, probably has an extra bedroom)
Amana Colonies (Iowa).

Of course you already know the good stuff close to home (Soda Springs > Afton WY; Tetons, Bear Lake...)

I did side routes in UT, ID, WY, SD, NE, IA, IL this year. very slow, especially in winter. Basically adds a day to an already boring trip.

I have been using craigslist for riders / drivers. That will spice up the time (especially if you get an axe murderer)
Thanks I'll check out the suggestions.
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