Time to hit the road again. This time we shall be taking the family, so four adults two kids. We only have two weeks and need to finish in San Francisco for three nights at the end of the trip. We wanted to start in Phoenix, but no tickets for our dates. My plan is to start in LA, but go straight from the airport towards the Canyon. I guess we could be in Barstow in a couple of hours, which would be more than enough driving. Do you think that this is the best idea, or is there somewhere nicer?