Drive from Amarillo straight to Santa Rosa and stop for a meal in their old downtown! Drive Route 66 a bit. Check out the blue hole (scuba diving spot)and the R66 Auto Museum. 117 miles to next stop: ALBUQUERQUE!
From ABQ it is 2 hours to Gallup. Stop here to play and possibly eat at El Matate Tamale Factory. Visit a trading post...there are a lot! Richardsons or Bill Malone. Then 127 miles to next stop: WINSLOW!
From PHX it is 2 hours to Sedona or 2 hours 15 minutes to Flagstaff. When we leave Lis and Lucas' house we can stop here for lunch/break. If we haven't done so yet, definitely stop at one of the energy vortexes! Also, the coconino national forest is in town (picnic?) or we can see the walnut canyon national monument. The meteor crater is 35 miles east of town. There is a pueblo historic site in Winslow or we can drive 90 minutes to Holbrook and explore the Petrified Forest!
Stop and pick up a late, late snack at El Modelo if needed. Check in to the hotel. Eat, swim, relax, and sleep! Have a early, and free breakfast and then head out to see 1 or 2 sites in ABQ. After a morning of fun...141 miles to: GALLUP!
First, stand on a corner. :) Then walk around the La Posada train hotel. Front desk has a walking tour and they have a train patio to watch trains from. 90/a day! Plus a hay bale maze. Fun! 3 hours to next stop: PHOENIX!
Arrive at Lis and Lucas's house late, late Monday night. Spend the entire week making memories. Make sure to visit Katie and Shane. Maybe try and get up to Sedona (maybe even leave from there Saturday or Sunday?)