the temptation will be to run to the coast and then hightail it up 95 (or even 81)...
don't do that!
Going to ME from TX deserves two weeks just to make the trip up there.
allowing 3 days at final destination and 2 days of buffer...
that leaves nine days to travel
how many miles can you *comfortably* drive per day?
and still have time to enjoy something along the way?
I'll say 400 miles max
9 x 400 = 3600 miles for a two week vacation trip.
google maps says 4000 mile RT
so it's doable (2000 x2)
and expedia says $1200 will buy some airfares