Anyone have any tips or input they'd like to give? I'll be driving cross country with my boyfriend from Rochester to AZ (He's moving here.) I know I-40 is quicker, but it's, um, flat. really really flat. We're going to take the scenic route. ROC to Columbus OH (have family there) and then Columbus to Denver and then to Arizona via Page to go through some of the high mountain passes. Scenic route, like I said. I don't have a problem with mountain driving. Once we're in Arizona, we're home free -- I'm a native Arizonan and know the state inside out. Need: Suggestions for a good place to stay, in general, between Columbus and Denver. I know I can drive Denver to Phoenix in one long day and Rochester to Columbus is about 8 hours. So I need a waypoint between Columbus and Denver to crash for the night. And Scott's never done much cross country driving. I HAVE -- I've taken vacations where we just hopped in the car (or even solo sometimes) and just drove wherever the roads looked interesting. Ended up some pretty neat places. But I also have a really comprehensive kit in my own vehicle for breakdowns and problems along the way. Can ya'll help my brainstorm on what we need to get in his vehicle? (It's a newer Neon.) Bearing in mind some of this stuff I can't take on the flight TO rochester to meet him & we're broke! So far I've got: Jumper cables Fixaflat and a plug kit for flat tires Air compressor, for same (probably bring mine from my truck -- it's expensive) several gallons of water extra 5gallon container of gas toilet paper, soap, towels paper towels and windex warm blankets baby wipes basic tools red glowie light sticks (safer than flares) WD40 duct tape baling wire pocketknife pen and paper maps CB radio (if I can find one cheap! -- mine got stolen) first aid kit -- I've got a really comprehensive one I use for the animals, I'll raid it for things. Flash lights -- big one, little one, extrabatteries What am I forgetting?