We are going from Abilene, TX to Monterey, CA some time before June 11th. I could leave as early as the 1st and want to get the biggest bang for my buck. Right now we are looking at going to Albuquerque through Carlsbad and Roswell, then I-40 across to Barstow with possible stops at the standard Petroglyph, Petrified, Painted, and Meteor Crater then Grand Canyon. Once we hit Barstow everything will be in day trip range from our new home so I am really just looking for ideas across New Mexico and Arizona. What else is there to do besides the big five parks? It will be one adult, one teenage boy, and one 90 pound Lab. Thanks for your help.