My husband and I (no kids, newly weds :)) decide to go on a road trip from Austin, Texas to California this Christmas season. We are usually fliers, so your advices will be really greatly appreciated.
The major activity we are interested in involves SNOW! I used to live in a colder country with snow in winter, and really miss having "white Christmas."
We plan to spend about 7 to 10 days for this trip. Now questions...:
1. What is more fun route to California? Would you recommend NM route or AZ route? We can enjoy pretty much everything on the way e.g., no particular interest (except for snow); scenery, historical sites, and etc., on the way. We just want to be able to have at least 1 fun stop (for a few hours) per day, if it is not one of major destinations like Las Vegas or Grand canyon.
2. We want to spend Christmas in a snowy place. Maybe rent a cabin or something (Not a huge camping person especially in snowy mountain, though.) I saw Mammoth Lake Resort online. Is this place good? Or is there another national park or resort you'd recommend?
3. What are general tips/ advices for us, the newbies with only fantasy of spending Christmas in cabin in a snow covered mountain? xD
Thank you so much for your advices in advance!!!