I'm planning to take a trip to Dennis, TX, have thanksgiving with family and return via a different route. No kids, no animals just me and the wife. Two retired vets ready to see the USA.
My departure route will be south on I-5 to I-805, then take CA-94 to CA-98 then get back on I-8 to Gila Bend, south on 85 to Why then east on 86 to Tucson. I then pick up I-10 to I-20 and take that all the way to my destination. I'm planning on 5 days driving with stops at Wellton, AZ, Benson, AZ, Fort Hancock, TX, and Colorado City, TX.
My return route will be a bit different. Departing Dennis I'll make my way north to Highway 180 then west to Mineral Wells to visit my old Army Base [Fort Wolters]. I'll continue west on 180 with a small detour to see Carlsbad Cavern then merge on I-10 to Lordsburg where I'll take Highway 70 to Highway 60. Westbound on Highway 60 to I-10. From Phoenix I-10 all the way to Orange County. Five driving days with stops at Seminole, TX, El Paso, TX, Safford, AZ, Phoenix, TX [staying with relatives here], then home.
So my questions are:
1. Any must see place along my route?
2. How do you handle Rest stop needs when there are no full service rest stops along the route? My westbound route on Highway 180 has no facilities rest stop.
Thanks to all replies