My sister and I and three of our adult children will be taking a July road trip that will originate in Santa Cruz, California, linger in Montana, then continue on to South Dakota (with the Black Hills as the major destination), then wander back to California via Wyoming or Colorado, Utah and Nevada (we have more family in Las Vegas), and returning to Santa Cruz through through Southern California. We're traveling cheap and light (probably camping most of the way) and I wonder what highlights might be along the way. I have no idea what our route will be (or whether we'll try to fit Idaho in at all) nor do we know how long we'll be in any one area. I know we have 14 days. We're still in the planning stages. So I'm hoping to discover some destination restaurants that can kind of focus our meanderings.
I would love to know of any unique places that serve good and/or interesting food at a reasonable-to-cheap price with local character. I'm a big fan of trying regional far, oddities included, and supporting local economies.
I've got California & Vegas covered for food experiences, but I'd love advice about the southwest.
This will be our first trip through this area for all of us and the first time we've all traveled together as adults....so it should prove interesting in many ways.
Thanks in advance for any and all advice and/or comments!