I'm a longtime NYC resident looking to get out into the West and see what's what.
I want to fly out somewhere, rent an SUV or truck and spend about 5-6 days taking my time, exploring, checking out the local greasy spoons and honky tonks and local bars, with at least one good nature-related sort of thing to see.
Finally I want to wind up in Vegas to play cards for a day or two before flying home to the Big Apple. That seems to make sense for me.
I'm not a camper but some easy hiking is a possibility. I just want to enjoy myself, take my journal, my camera and my guitar and get away from it all for a week.
Obviously, I am a complete noob.
Flying into Albuquerque and doing the Route 66 thing seems like a possibility, but I would love to hear some suggestions.
Anyway, nice forum you folks have here. I've be searching the archives with vigor.