I'm taking a road trip to move my brother across the country. We are going somewhat out of the way to visit some friends and places we've never been... and, spend two nights in Vegas. Our route will take us from Ft Wayne, Indiana to Kansas City on day one; KC to Denver (or further) on day two; Denver to Las Vegas on day three; Las Vegas to Phoenix on day five. I've made road trips of decent length before but never of this great distance.
I was wondering if anyone can offer some insight as to places we need to stop along the way, any present road conditions or areas to avoid (our trip is in August) or any other insider information one might find useful. I've read that, upon entering Utah, gas may become sparse on the I-15 stretch heading down to Vegas. We'll be in a fairly fuel efficient car, obtaining about 40mpg, so we shouldn't have an issue with that.
Any information and assistance you can provide is greatly appreciated.