In April we will be traveling from Alabama to Southern California using roads in the vicinity of I40. We will be returning on roads in the vicinity of I70. I would like to know of any interesting things to do and see on this tour excluding the National Parks which are a given. I would also like to know of any restaurants or cafes that have particularly good food anywhere around this route. No chain restaurants please. I'm not interested in anything in the Dallas-Fort Worth, San Francisco or LA area. If you have stayed in a particularly good lodge in a park I would like to hear about that also. Thanks ahead for your help.