hi, two friends and i are driving from atlanta to seattle in the first or second week of december. we plan to go west through texas, new mexico, arizona, dip up into las vegas, back down to los angeles, and take the 101 all the way up the coast of california, oregon, and washington. i know this is not the most efficient route, but time is not really an issue for us and this is the route we decided would be the most fun. does anyone who has driven out west this way or all the way up the 101 have any suggestions for things to stop and see along the way, other than the grand canyon and the hoover dam? any tips on changes in weather? anything you can think of that i should know? some key cities we will pass through:
dallas/ft. worth, tx
las vegas, nv
los angeles, ca...up the 101 to washington
these citites are mainly just markers for us along the way. the route is relatively flexible (i.e. i would stray off the beaten path slightly to see something cool) and im open to suggestions.