Hello and thank you all for such a great site! I'm planning on taking a road trip out west, but am feeling a little overwhelmed and needing some tips to get started. My family of five will be leaving the end of May from New Orleans and have about three weeks to explore. The only thing I really want to do is the Grand Canyon (of course) and maybe a covered wagon/dude ranch stop (kooky, I know). I like "off the beaten path" things, as well as "typical touristy" things, and am good driving interstate when necessary, as well as local roads. Our family includes pre- and teenagers who'll pretty much suffer through whatever. We'll be pulling a small travel trailer, but are planning to alternate campsites with hotel stays. I'm wondering if we could make it all the way to San Francisco? Any suggestions for routes or must see spots or hokey places to stay (wig wam tent hotels or other such silliness)? Any other advice would be appreciated!