We will be moving from California to Connecticut and have 13 days to get there. We're boldly selling everything we can't fit into our mini-van. With two cars, one with our two toddlers and the other with our stuff, we'll make our way from Monterey, CA to Norwalk, CT. We've got plenty of friends to visit between St. Louis and CT, but I'm not sure what to do about the first stretch.
Here is the plan for the first part:
Monterey - Las Vegas
Las Vegas - Moab
Moab - somewhere in the Rocky Mtn area?
Rocky Mtn area? - somewhere in KS?
somewhere in KS - St. Louis
Here are my questions:
Do you know of any rest areas with playgrounds or parks that are near I-70?
We like to eat healthy food and are going to try to avoid fast food restaurants, any recommendations for picnic spots or interesting restaurants?
What should we do in the Rocky Mtns? We love camping and were thinking maybe about spending a few days camping, but I have no recommendations for where and I'm concerned about cold weather (early June). A cabin or lodge might be okay too. We love to fish and hike.
Are there any interesting ghost towns along the I-15 or I-70 route?
Any idea where to stay overnight between the rocky mountains and St. Louis?