Just found this fantastic website and joined, so this is my first post! My 19-year old son and I will be driving from a suburb of Detroit to Las Vegas at the end of the month (August) to visit my daughter (who lives there) and then, after spending a few days in Vegas, will continue on to LA where my son will be living. Was wondering if anyone has any suggestions regarding packing, route(s), frugal eating/sleeping on the way as well as any sightseeing spots (again, frugal!) we could enjoy. We will be taking our time driving, since we don't have a set "date" that we need to be in Vegas, but would like to sightsee along the way since neither one of us have ever drove to the west coast. This will be a first for both of us. I will be flying back to Michigan from LA after I help him get settled in (that is why we need to be frugal...he'll need as much $$ as we can save to help him live there). We're extremely excited and would really appreciate any suggestions or comments regarding the trip. For anyone who replies...Thank you so much!