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I am about to embark on a 2-week, 5,000+ mile road trip with JD and two of our very good friends. The original destination and purpose of the trip was Las Vegas, to celebrate my 40th Birthday. Nothing elaborate...just a long weekend...flights on Southwest...there and back. But a few crazy ideas and brainstorming sessions later, it turned into Road Trip 2010!

Since I won't be cooking for these two weeks, I thought it would be fun to instead feature the many culinary delights that we encounter along the way. We're traveling nearly across the entire country, so there will definitely be some good stuff...regional favorites, local hidden gems, roadside diners, you name it!

So...any ideas on where we should stop? Check out our route here...we're driving through Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Virginia...I'm sure there are plenty of don't-miss places that we should incorporate into our itinerary. We leave this Saturday, so post your comments soon. I'd love to hear your suggestions!