Wow, this board is exactly what I was looking for!
I got a job in LA, and my last day at my job here in Philly is the 5th. Need the 6th to move out of my apartment, will hit the road on the 7th. My roadtrip buddy has to catch a flight out of LA (back to Philly) on the 11th at 6:30, so I'd say we have about 4 and a half days to make the drive.
I'd like for the drive to be as scenic as possible, but other than that I have no preferences, I just want to make sure that I take full advantage of this opportunity and check out anything interesting that I'm close to along the way.
Any suggestions? Even advice on how to break the trip up (which cities to stay in along the way) would be appreciated - As I said before, I have no strong preferences, although I would definitely like to see the Grand Canyon if possible.