Hi Everyone :)
My boyfriend and I are planning a road trip across the southern part of the country in Mid-December. We've got about three weeks to drive from Olympia, WA to Fayetteville, NC (we are moving there) and would like to see as much of the scenic US as possible/practical in that time.
I've got the trip well planned from our house down to San Francisco, where we plan to stay at least one night and visit Alcatraz, do some shopping, etc. Our next major stop is the Grand Canyon where we will camp overnight. We plan to take I-5 south to Bakersfield, CA, then cut across CA-58 to I-40 and follow it to AZ-64 so we can camp on the southern rim.
I'm wondering what cool stuff there might be to see along that route? Also, do I need to worry overly much about weather conditions? We have snow chains and 4WD on our truck, but I tend to be paranoid about driving in snow or ice. I know the canyon will probably be pretty chilly, but does it snow heavily on the south rim?