Howdy! first post.
My wife and I are planning a ~2 week road trip to Lawrence, KS from San Luis Obispo, CA for a wedding. I've booked a hotel in Lawrence for June 15, 16, and 17, and would like to camp in scenic places on the adventure there and back. There may be a dog in the picture. I figure we could take 4 or 5 days there, do the 3 days in Lawrence, and 4 or 5 days return to SLO.
From playing with google maps i think we can do a mix of 6 and 8 hour days and see some country. Google maps gives 2 main routes it seems, a northern thru utah and colorado and a southern thru arizona and new mexico. I'm pretty sure we'll be wanting to do a northern route and maybe a slightly more southern or slightly northern return route, that way we don't back track and can see more country. I wouldn't mind ending up back in california near sacramento/san francisco as i have family and friends i could visit. My initial plans have been to arrive at a campsite outside of Las Vegas on day 1, which might allow more time in Utah as i've already seen lot's of California. Zion is a must as i think Arches will be. That's about as far as i've gotten with the conceptualizing. Thanks for reading this and any ideas are appreciated. What do you think?