Please Help! We've never done a roadtrip before and we're planning a cross country trip to New York, and then returning back via Washington, DC, Memphis, and along the I-40. We have a full minivan with 2 parents and 5 kids. We'd like to drive between 8-12 hours a day to allow time for meal stops, but we need nice places to stop with the kids mid-day for lunch and kid-friendly activities.
We're not eating out, because we have a strict diet, so we're bringing all the food along. We just need good advice for the right places to stop.