We are a military family who will be moving from Florida to California this December. I have been reading through some of the threads, and thought perhaps if I gave the specifics for my situation I might get some great advice. My husband, myself, our three children and our golden retriever are planning to leave Jacksonville, FL around the 21st of December. I know that I would like to stick to the I10 route in hopes of avoiding any hazardous driving, as well as because we are only allowing 10 days for this trip. I am thinking about skipping over NO in order to hopefully fit in some sights that will be things my children have never seen before. I am definitely open to diverting a bit to see the south rim of the Grand Canyon, however I am not exactly sure the best way to go about doing this. Hubby is deployed currently, and he is the official road trip planner, map guru in the family. Any suggestions to help our particular situation would be so very appreciated! Thanks!