I'm planning a roadtrip from Los Angeles to New York city in early June. It is part practical (I'm moving), and part pleasure (I'd like to see some cool stuff). I'm tentatively budgeting 10 days for the trip. My problem is that I'm going to have 2 driving partners for the trip, and I need to pick a good halfway point for my first partner to fly home from, and for my 2nd partner to fly into. The constraints I'm working with are the following: it needs to be a big city with a good airport; I don't want the drive time to be too unbalanced for either partner; and I want each partner to see some interesting scenery/sights. I've already done the I-40 to I-44 to I-70 (Grand Canyon) route before so I don't need to see that again. I know there's plenty to see in the Western half of the country. I'm more worried about keeping it interesting through the midwest/central area. On the east coast I'm thinking it might be nice to hit the Smoky Mountains and Shenandoah. Based on some research, Denver, Dallas, or Kansas City seem like good candidates. I'd appreciate any suggestions on a route and midpoint city. Thanks!!