Hello all -
This spring myself and my girlfriend will be flying from Seattle down to Dallas to pick up a car and drive it back up to Seattle. We have a rough idea of the route we are taking, as follows:
Dallas, TX to Carlsbad, NM
Carlsbad, NM to Roswell, NM
Roswell, NM to Albuquerque, NM
Albuquerque, NM to the Grand Canyon, AZ
Grand Canyon, AZ to Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas, NV to Anaheim, CA
Anaheim, CA to Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA
San Jose, CA to San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA to Portland, OR
Portland, OR to Seattle.
This is where you come in - we need ideas for weird, fun stops along the way - think along the lines of Wall Drug, South of the Border, House on the Rock, Rock City, Carhenge etc. Any sort of off-kilter, weird, fun stuff. Spooky stuff too - we eat it up! We aren't against going outside of our planned route, especially if the attraction is cool enough. A couple that we are already planning on visiting are the Roswell Crash site and the Winchester Mystery house...I'm sure you've got the idea by now.
Also, any suggestions of great places to eat along the way - the sort of stuff you see on food network's Diners, Dives and Drive-ins - one of a kind greasy spoon-type fare.
Finally any suggestions on cheap places to stay or cool things to do in or around any of those locations (Vegas in particular), we would love to hear it.