My husband and I are driving from southern California to our new home town of Milwaukee October 15th. Movers are taking our stuff - we just have our car. I love road trips - but my husband can't stand them. Because he loves me, he has agreed to the trip (he just gets really bored and his bum hurts from sitting!). I'd like to make the trip as fun and memorable as possible - in hopes of changing his mind about the joys of the open road.
Any advice on places to stop, stay, see and visit are MUCH appreciated. We're aiming for 500 miles per day for our 2100 mile trip. We can add on days - but figure 5-6 days would give us enough time to see things, and yet still get there.
We're starting out in Barstow (to see family) on the night of 10/15
Day 1 - Barstow to Green River, UT? (596 mi) - where should we stop? What should we see - I've driven to Lake Powell before and just loved the scenery on the drive! We may add a day in Utah as we think this state is gorgeous and much better for visiting than NE/IA.
Day 2 - Utah to Denver, CO (348 mi) (to see family). We may add a day in Denver.
Day 3 - Denver to Lincoln, NE (490 mi)? Is there anything worth seeing in Nebraska or Iowa?
Day 4 - Lincoln to Mikwaukee (560 mi)
As I mentioned - we may add a day or two in UT & CO - they seem to be the prettier places with most to do.
Any suggestions are appreciated - thanks for putting together this great forum.