This year my DW was determined to get the girls out of the state.  She had a window of time between summer classes, so she darted off with all the girls and headed out with her destination to make it to SLC, UT to visit her best friend.  As soon as she was down the road a bit, I bought a ticket to meet them with the intention of being there over the weekend and flying back.  The drive was very challenging for her and once out there, everyone got very homesick, so the decision was made that I would drive back with them.  We had a great time (most of the way).  I loved seeing SLC and having a local beer.  I especially enjoyed seeing Flagstaff, AZ again and some of the great scenery between here and there.