This is my first post.
I, along with my family are planning to drive to Oklahoma from Santa Clara, CA in a weeks time (19/20 Dec). I have seen the maps and plan to take I40. I have never been on a road trip before. The family is me, my wife and out 7 year old daughter. I plan to drive for 450-500 miles a day and stop along the road. I was thinking on CA -> Las Vegas -> Albuquerque -> OK.
I am a little apprehensive because it will be our first road trip and that too in December amongst a bad winter. Hence I would like to get all the information and if possible info on whether the places I have chosen are good or there is a better itinerary. Basically safety is of great concern and I am OK with missing places on the trip. We plan to be back in Jan 1st week.