Part 1. From East to West (Approximately 2,900 miles, 14 days)

Day 1: Thursday, Jan. 7, Drive Indianapolis to Chicago/Joliet, IL; 230 (230) miles

Day 2: Friday, Jan. 8, Drive Chicago to Springfield, IL; 197 (427) miles

Day 3: Saturday, Jan. 9, Drive Springfield to St. Louis, MO; 110 (537) miles

Day 4: Sunday, January 10, Drive St. Louis to Springfield, MO; 235 (772) miles

Day 5: Monday, January 11, Springfield to Oklahoma City, OK; 285 (1057) miles

Day 6: Tuesday, January 12, Oklahoma City to Amarillo, TX; 260 (1317) miles

Day 7: Wednesday, January 13, Amarillo to Albuquerque, NM; 290 (1607) miles

Day 8: Thursday, January 14, Albuquerque to Flagstaff, AZ; 323 (1930) miles

Arizona Side trip (Jan. 15-18)

Day 9: Friday, January 15, Flagstaff to Prescott to Phoenix/Gilbert/Mesa, AZ; 95 (2025) miles; + 100 (2125) miles

Day 10: Saturday, January 16, Phoenix/Gilbert/Mesa, AZ

Day 11: Sunday, January 17, Phoenix/Rio Verde, AZ

Day 12: Monday, January 18, Phoenix/Rio Verde to Grand Canyon; 229 (2354) miles

Day 13: Tuesday, January 19, Grand Canyon to Barstow, CA; 378 (2732) miles

Day 14: Wednesday, January 20, Barstow to Santa Monica, CA (Pacific Ocean); 130 (2882) miles

Part 2. From West to East (Approximately 2,400 miles; 8 days)

Day 15: Thursday, January 21, Santa Monica, CA

Day 16: Friday, January 22, Drive Santa Monica to Phoenix, AZ; 387 (387/3269) miles

Day 17: Saturday, January 23, Phoenix, AZ to Albuquerque, NM; 410 (797/3679)

Day 18: Sunday, January 24, Drive Albuquerque, NM to Amarillo, TX; 290 (1087/3969) miles

Day 19: Monday, January 25, Drive Amarillo, TX to Oklahoma City, OK; 250 (1337/4219) miles

Day 20: Tuesday, January 26, Drive Oklahoma City, OK to Little Rock, AR; 340 (1677/4559) miles

Day 21: Wednesday, January 27, Drive Little Rock, AR to Paducah, KY; 300 (1977/4859) miles

Day 22: Thursday, January 28, Paducah, KY to Indianapolis, IN; 310 (2287/5169) miles

Roundtrip (5,200 miles; 22 days)

--Larry Spears (Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010]