Hi, I'm relocating to San Francisco from Rhode Island & planning to do the cross country trek with my boyfriend & our dog. We want to leave sometime this week, probably Wed the 24th. We decided to go a southern route (95 to 40) making the assumption that the weather will be "better". I realize now that that may not be true. We were on a time schedule until a job I had lined up fell thru. My traveling has been limited to California, Florida & the Northeast. So I definitely would like to do some stops along the way. The only one we've planned on so far is the Grand Canyon. I was just looking for some advice, opinions,suggestions,recommendations... Thanks, Christine.