In celebration of my finishing grad school and my husband's getting out of the Navy, we've planned a 3-week jaunt around the Southwest. Initially we had planned to drive the whole way from our home in NY, but given our limited amount of time and the fact that my husband really wants to spend some time at Utah's national parks we've decided to fly to Denver, rent a car and go from there. Since we're flying back out of Denver as well, we're going to do a loop through Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Arizona. I'm not much of a camper, so we'll probably do some car camping, but nothing too strenuous. Ideally we'll alternate between budget hotels with a little splurge thrown in here and there. We've never been west of the Mississippi, so any suggestions would be welcome...especially when it comes to food!!