My husband and I have been "hired" by his grandpa to drive a two seater convertable from Phoenix to Michigan. We have planned stops in Denver and Sioux City to stay with family and friends.
Our plan is to leave as early as we can on a Saturday morning to go from Phoenix to Denver (I-17 --> I-40 --> I-25) ~ 900 miles
Stay in Denver all day Sunday
Take off for Sioux City early Monday morning (I-76 --> I-80 --> I-29) ~650 miles
Take off for Michigan early Tuesday morning (I-80 --> I-94 --> Destination) ~650 miles
Any tips on where to stop along the way for great regional eats or hilarious and awesome photo-ops? Any advice for highways we should avoid in favor of another route? Any advice on how to pack super light since we won't have much trunk space?