So I'm SUPER excited, landed my first travel assignment in San Fran area (Oakland Kaiser, will be living in San Fran). HOWEVER, I hate road trips. I want my car out there with me so I can explore N. Cali, and I am bringing my large, old dog so flying isn't an option. I am driving from South Florida to SF, which is 45+ hours. YAWN! My grandma and my dog are making the trip with me, so should be a wildly awesome time. I've never made this long of a road trip before. The dog is good in the car, and grandma should be as well. Any cross-country driving tips/first time travel assignment tips/tips for arrival in a new and completely different city?! Any site to check out along the way?? (Definitely Grand Canyon!) What did YOU bring on your first assignment? Any tips would be helpful, thanks!!!