I have a preliminary route planned to visit our daughter in Las Vegas. We have 6 days to drive out and 6 days back. This will be end of October, beginning November. Would appreciate comments, things to see, places to stay, things to eat etc. Have I missed something important? We haven't done a road trip in quite awhile.
Day 1 Leave San Antonio & drive to Carlsbad, NM.
Day 2&3 See Carlsbad Caverns Drive to Santa Fe to stay, see sights and Taos
Day 4 Drive to Albuquerque, see old town, drive to Gallup for the night
Day 5 See petrified forest, meteor crater, Walnut Canyon and Stay in Flagstaff
Day 6 Arrive in Las Vegas
Return a week later
Day 1 Las Vegas to Prescott, AZ
Day 2 Tuzigoot Nat. Monument, Stay at Sedona
Day 3 Casa Grande Ruins, stay at Florence or Tucson
Day 4 Chiricahua Nat. Monument or Tombstone, stay at Wilcox, AZ
Day 5 Drive to Messilla, Nm eat at La Posta de Messilla, stay at Las Cruces?
Day 6 Stay at Ft. Davis, Star party at McDonald Observatory
Day 7 San Antonio