In a couple weeks I'll be driving from North Carolina to California over a span of about 2 weeks.
As of right now, I'm unsure of where to stop between Memphis and Denver -- we're planning on leaving Memphis the morning of June 4th and arriving in Denver sometime on June 6th. That means we need two spots to stop overnight, but I'm having trouble finding a balance between shorter drive times (ideally under 6 hours per day) and interesting things to see in the places to stay those two nights.
Currently, the plan is to drive from Memphis to Branson, stay overnight there, then to Salina, KS and finally to Denver the day after that, but neither towns sound particularly appealing. Does anyone have any good alternative places to stay overnight?