My family (Wife, 2 year old daughter and 2 dogs) and I are planning a move to Washington in March. I'll be pulling a boat with an Expedition and am planning the route so I have fewer mountain passes to go through. I'm trying to do 8-9 hours a day in driving on the front side of the trip and breaking it up into smaller parts when I get out west.
The plan so far, I-10 West with stops in:
Baton Rouge, LA (no reason other than it's about an 8 and a half hour stopping point)
San Antonio, TX (the Alamo and because I can stay in military lodging)
Las Cruces, NM (no reason other than it's the only city around that's not Juarez)
Tucson, AZ (family)
Flagstaff, AZ (Grand Canyon)
Las Vegas, NV (Hoover Dam on the way)
Monterey, CA (friends and great views) through San Francisco (Golden Gate Bridge and maybe Alcatraz Island)
Eugene, OR (no reason, just a place to stop)
Oak Harbor, WA (destination)
This isn't a set plan and we won't be in a hurry so if there are other things that must be seen along the way or a way to detour that could take us to some cool sights, that would be awesome.