My husband and I will be moving cross-country (in two weeks) with our two large dogs. We are starting in LA and will end up in Charlotte.
We start the drive on Sunday and expect to get into Charlotte on either Thursday or Friday. We have been so busy with the logistics of the move, that I have done absolutely no planning.
Two years ago, my husband and I made this trek in reverse.
We are planning on taking I-40 again, because it seems to be the quickest.
We need help on places (towns/cities) to stay overnight. Our gameplan is to mainly drive 8-10 hours a day and then stop somewhere neat or worthwhile at night.
Our only must stop is in Nashville. We are planning this for our last stop.
Our two big stops on the first trip were the Grand Canyon and Albuquerque, so we don't need to do those two again. However, we wouldn't be against seeing the Grand Canyon again.
Because we have the dogs, we usually need a town that has either a La Quinta or Best Western, because we have had the easiest time with those chains.
Oh and we are in our mid-twenties, if that makes any difference.