I'm moving from North Carolina to California next month. My plan is to take interstate 40 for the most part, in order to minimize the gas costs (I will be driving a penske truck). However, I will be going with my girlfriend, and we want to have some fun along the way. We want to make stops along the way and also maybe drive along historic route 66 when it parallels I-40 (from what I've read, this would mostly be in Arizona and New Mexico). Hopefully we can make the trip in 7-8 days.
Can anyone recommend any good maps/guides for I-40 and route 66? Again, we don't want to stray too far off I-40, and only take route 66 when it parallels the interstate. Also, Does anyone have experience driving a truck across the country? If we make stops to sightsee, will we be targets for thieves? Any other concerns worth mentioning?
Thanks so much!