I'm new, and just looking for some suggestions. During the last week of December I'm moving from New England to Southern California, planning to go through Cleveland and then southwest through St. Louis and Springfield and get on I-40 for the rest of the trip. Due to time constraints I will only be spending 4-5 days on the road, and I will have my dog with me. I'm aware that really limits my possibilities, but does anyone have any suggestions of interesting stops to make that aren't far out of the way, just to take some breaks from driving? I'm hoping to at least see a few highlights of route 66 by being on I-40 (if I understand correctly, they run parallel to each other?).
Thanks in advance!