We are flying to Vegas spending a night or two there then picking up a Campervan and driving it down to Dallas. It's a relocation so a cheap way to hire the van, we are aware that it may be a bit hard work doing it in 5 days and a lot of driving but we want to make the most of it! We are thinking of spending the first day or two doing Hoover Dam and staying a night near the Grand Canyon, then driving down through Pheonix and Tucson as my other half is a bit of a plane spotter and is desperate to do the plane graveyard there. That's as far as we've got - we will have to press on to get to Dallas in time but any places that are worth stopping for on the way to Dallas we would love to know about. Any advice on the route would be welcome too, maybe going via Albuquerque would be better?
Also we're not sure how it works with stopping for the night but do we have to find campsites or is it okay to park up somewhere along the way? Are there a lot of campsites or should we plan where we will spend the night before - and any ideas how much they charge?
Oh, and last question! Are there plenty of supermarkets for us to stop at to restock with food and drinks - most importantly!
We are going next week (Feb 2013) Thanks in advance, any help appreciated.