A friend and I are planning a road trip around Nov 16-30 starting in the Chicago suburbs. We would like to go through Denver but fear snow so we're planning to stay in Trinidad. The following day we will head through the painted desert and Grand Canyon to Vegas. From there to San Francisco and probably a day at Napa for friend's birthday. Next Santa Barbara, L.A., San Diego and perhaps a night in Mexico. I know this sounds very ambitious but we are not opposed to long nights of driving. Our return trip will most likely be more southern through Arizona- plans are flexible. We are looking for weather tips, advice, good places to camp or bike, fun stops/attractions/wierd places to see. Ideas for routes ect. also very welcome. Thanks!