This is the route I selected. A sine curve (sort of).
not straight at all...but that shouldn't surprise you, I tend to do things different or more complicated than they need to be. What it boiled down to was I couldn't decide between the northern route and the southern route...there were things I wanted to see in each place. Why should I have to pick one or the other? It isn't like I am rushing to a job or anything.
I am a pretty organized person. Based on this route, I created a binder of each stop and the information about it...hours of operation, fees, address for the GPS, etc. However, what I did not commit to was hotels/accommodations. The reason for that primarily being how much was I going to drive in one day? What if a stop takes way longer/less than I thought? I don't want to be stuck leaving to make it to a hotel - so I thought it would be best just to wing it.
I am really looking forward to this trip. I am hoping that it will dull/delay the realization that I am moving. This gives me something fun and exciting to do everyday until I get there, wherever there is.