Well, technically 40 miles north of LA. =D
Anyways, just before christmas, Im flying back to San Antonio to visit my parents/sister. While there, Ill be picking up a Suburban from my sister. (1984 Chevrolet C10 Suburban 4x2)
Ive been down this route (I-10 all the way) both ways, 1 time each, neither time driving. First time was in a U-Haul towing a car, so we were on a tight schedule (U-Hauls arent cheap). The second time we were going back with mine and my brothers ex boss, also in a rental, and hes the type that only stops for restroom/food/sleep, and tries to combine them if possible.
This is my first trip of more than 40 or so miles as a driver, and Im not 100% on the reliablity of this Suburban (it was bought with bad transmission, but seems to be in good condition, and Suburbans are near bulletproof, so Im not worried). Neither of these are a problem to me.. Im just watching TV and writing a bunch of random, useless information.
Anyways.. Id like to at least make a few small stops along the way. Id rather not drive more than 15 or so miles off I-10, seeing as how Im guessing at best 15mpg from the Suburban, and Id rather not take an extra day unless I have to. Ive visited most of the curio shops, like The Thing.. but was hoping for something more like the Titan missle silo in.. Greensomething, AZ. That, however, is 24 miles off I-10.. might be a possibility still, but unlikely.
Any recommendations? I live near LA, so dont care much about anything in CA. Itll only be me and my brother (23 and 29).
Also.. any info on speedtraps along the way? What would be the best city to stop overnight in? Some place to explore. I should be leaving late enough to avoid all the New Years drunks. Ive lost all train of thought in this thread.. TVs more interesting. Ill stop now.
Any info would be appreciated. =)
Edit: Whoops.. planning on trip to be 2 days. Only planned for 3 if truck breaks down, would rather not spend the money on another nights motel for anything other than that.