Tink and I did the Northern AZ trip this year and it turned out amazing in part because of suggestions from other MC's. We've recently learned that next year we'll be heading from California to Missouri for a family visit. I'm planning on making a loop, Nevada, Utah, Colorado (detour through Nebraska to South Dakota for Mt Rushmore) Kansas, and Missouri. The way back I'm considering the Southern route through Arkansas to Memphis (gotta see Graceland) then Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and finally back to California. What I am hoping for is any suggestions for fun things to see/do along the way. I have a little over 2 weeks to pull this off.
So far I've got the following on the list;
Vegas (brief stop)
Dinosaur National Monument (CO)
Glenwood Springs (CO)
Fossil Highway (NB)
Mt Rushmore (SD)
Wind Cave (SD)
Blue Whale (OK)
Cadillac Ranch (TX)
Carlsbad Caverns (NM)
So if anyone can think of other cool stops along that general loop please post. We'll be camping, but we'll stay in a few spots too. We've seen most of the Vegas and Arizona routes because of previous trips. The kids and wife haven't seen past there. I want it to be educational, but I also want it to be fun. As always I hope to post pictures but the trip isn't until 2012. For those who know me... I took my time and spent almost a year planning the AZ trip. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.