I am about to head on a road trip next week. My buddy is moving from South Florida to Arizona, and I have decided to drive out there with him and his cousin, who is also going just for the ride. We are all in our early 20s so are looking for a fun yet interesting time. Here is the path I have so far.
Day 1: Boca Raton to Gainesville, FL (my alma mater)
Day 2: Gainesville to New Orleans, LA (no explanation necessary)
Day 3: New Orleans to Austin, TX (friends)
Day 4: Austin to Dallas (more friends)
Day 5: Dallas to ???
Day 6: ??? to ???
Day 7: ??? to Phoenix
Now after Dallas, I am not sure what the most fun, interesting way to go would be. I have been looking online and thought that going from Dallas to Amarillo (Big Texan Ranch and Cadillac Ranch) through Albuquerque (college town) through Flagstaff could be a good way to go. This would allow us to follow Route 66 and visit the Grand Canyon. Or, we could go South, maybe through El Paso and border Mexico, or visit Carlsbad Caverns or Roswell, NM. Whichever way we go, we have 3 driving days to get from Dallas to Phoenix. I'm wonder if you have any opinions on what would be a great trip for us.