Hey all! Some friends recommended this site, told me that there are a lot of great folks here that can offer some great advice. I was hoping to get some on a road trip I am trying to plan for next month.
A friend and I are thinking of driving from Atlanta to Los Angeles sometime around mid-December. Currently, we are slightly flexible in the total duration but are thinking somewhere around 9/10 days. We're both in our late 20s and can go a decent stretch of road if needed, but wouldn't want every day to be jam packed with just driving.
We are hoping to include these stops along the way - New Orleans (maybe 2 nights here) --> Austin, TX --> Roswell, NM ---> The Grand Canyon ---> Los Angeles.
There is a lot of road between some of those locations so if you guys can think of some good places to add on to it (or alternates even) any advice would be much appreciated.
This is going to be our 'last hurrah' before I relocate to the west coast so we are looking to have a lot of fun along the way and take our time (when we want/need to). Any road side attractions, detours for fun stuff (I heard of a cool meteor site in AZ somewhere that could be fun) or advice on where best we could hook up on Route 66 for a little while would be great. I do not believe we are going to book hotels/motels for most of it so we can keep a very loose schedule (except for New Orleans I believe) so hopefully we will have the freedom to do a lot of stuff along the way.
This will be the first time I have done anything like this so any additional tips would be very appreciated! Thanks in advance!