I am a Buddhist and another Buddhist friend and I are hitting the road in a classic beat-esque road trip west. Were starting out by heading to Bloomington, Indiana, where a Zen Center is located, and from there we go to Denver, however we've nothing to see between the two cities.
After Denver, we hit up Phoenix to visit some frends and see the sites. after that we head to LA, visit some Zen Centers and family, where we will tread a long the coast up to San Fransisco (visiting random sites along the way, including a hot bath Dharma Center in California Hot Springs, and maybe Big Sur).
from there, we either take a similar route home or we head up to British Columbia to visit a good friend of mine and then back to Michigan.
if you have any suggestions on sites to see along the way (specifically between Denver and Bloomington), i would appreciate it a lot :)