I'm planning a road trip from LA to Santa Fe for this summer (late May / early June) with my three month old daughter and a friend of mine. I need the forum's help and advise please!:
1 - Itinerary. Can anyone help us put together a good, safe itinerary that takes in all the big sights along the way, Grand Canyon, Death Valley, Sedona etc....
We're really not restricted by time, but we've budgeted about 2-3 weeks for the drive.
2 - Safety. How isolated are those places in reality? how close would we be to help if we broke down or over heated?
Does anyone have any advice, tips etc for traveling to those places with a baby that's so young?
3 - Driving an RV. We're going to rent a camper as I think that will help us on the safety front (ie we can keep ice packs, cold flannels in the freezer in case my little one gets over heated) and it will help her as she only has to get settled to one new place, rather then new hotels every night.
I'd love advice on driving RVS with babies as well. Like, do they need to be in car seats the whole time? How common is it for RVs to get overheated? especially if we were driving through somewhere like Death Valley.
I think traveling with a 3/4 month old baby is an optimal time really as they're so portable and relatively undemanding (compared to toddlers for example), but I want to make sure she'll be completely safe the entire time!
Thanks in advance for all your suggestions and tips!