Hi Fellow Roadtrippers!
I've just stumbled upon this forum so apologies if this has been asked before...
My family (wife, 2 kids (3 & 17!) + cat) and I will be moving back to Philadelphia, PA this summer, and I was wondering about particular places to stop, overnight and quick stops. I will be driving a 16ft Penske truck, towing the family car and the rest will be flying.
My route will be:
Day 1: LA to Meteor Crater, Winslow, AZ (535 miles)
Day 2: AZ to Tucumcari, NM (441 miles)
Day 3: NM to Tulsa, OK (475 miles)
Day 4: OK to Effingham, IL (499 miles)
Day 5: IL to Wheeling, OH (436 miles)
Day 6: to Philly! (354 miles)
Back in England I used to drive 550 miles a night as a delivery driver for Walmart so I figured around 500 a day is doable. I have driven across the US twice before, but not this route, and also not alone.
So I guess my main question is are there any places to avoid or that are must see? Any particular Truck Stops that are nice/clean with showers etc. Also I was thinking about having the cat with me to give the wife an easier time on the plane, but with the high temperatures recently I'm not sure it will be good for him. Any advice?
Thank you in advance for any help. :)