My husband and I are flying from Kansas City to Monterey, CA., to pick up a car to drive back to KC in a couple of weeks.
Along the way, we'll be stopping in Las Vegas, Flagstaff and Albuquerque. It's all part of MINI takes the States (http://www.minitakesthestates.com), so the route is somewhat predetermined, but we're more than willing to take side jaunts; we have overnights planned, but little else, and are more than willing to go off route for good memories and good food.
At this point, our itinerary from Vegas is as follows:Interstate 215 to Interstate 515 to NV 93, cross Hoover Dam to AZ 93 to Interstate 40, driving through the cities of: Las Vegas, Boulder City, Kingman, Valentine (66), Peach Springs (66), Seligman, Williams and Flagstaff.
We're overnighting in Flagstaff. From there, we're headed along Interstate 40 through the cities of: Flagstaff, Winslow, Holbrook, Gallup, Continental Divide and Albuquerque.
We're adventurous eaters, and I have already culled from this long lists of potential restaurants to try in the cities we're staying in overnight. I'm looking for "must stops" along the way, be they bakeries, farms, restaurants, etc. We really want to experience food unique to the area, and are planning to have a big cooler, lots of ice and plenty of water for crossing the desert.
Thanks in advance for your recommendations!