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Old 04-26-2012, 03:09 PM
 
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We are a military family moving from California to North Carolina in late May/June. We will be doing a family road trip. Wondering which route is better Interstate 40 or 10. We will have time for sightsee
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Old 04-26-2012, 06:53 PM
 
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I-40. The Grand Canyon is just an hour north of the freeway, as is Santa Fe and Lake Havasu City. You'll also pass through OKC where you could see the Murrow memorial and you'll pass through the Smoky Mountains in E. Tennessee / W. North Carolina. Welcome to NC!
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Old 04-26-2012, 07:17 PM
 
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You could also do I-8. I have done it and don't recommend it.

I-40 is good. (Relatively) cheap lodging available at the Indian casinos in Bullhead City (if you don't gamble, that is). Mohave National Preserve is on the way. Grand Canyon of course. Santa Fe is worth a side trip. Past Flagstaff is Painted Desert and Petrified Forest Parks. Acoma Pueblo is just off the highway before Albuquerque. Be sure to eat chilis in New Mexico, won't find any where you're headed. I-40 gets pretty scenic leaving New Mexico. Plenty of stuff to see without getting far off of I-40. Much of the way you will be on or near the old Route 66, with a few of the old motels, gas stations, and restaurants. For a really classic gas station stop in Shamrock, TX.
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:05 PM
 
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Thank you so much for the information!!
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