Moving on a budget this summer from Florida to California, and we plan to take 10 all the way. We have basics mapped out (where to stay, two longer sightseeing stops, etc), but we're traveling with our 7 year old, a small dog, three mild mannered cats, and a moving trailer. Looking for any and all insights from experienced travelers. Best rest stops/picnic areas, pet related items to make things easier, preparations I may have overlooked, cute touristy pit stops along the way, etc. Also, desert driving: what to expect.