We will be leaving from Palo Alto and have to be in Sherman Oaks for a family event on Sept 1 and our daughter, 6 months does not enjoy car rides( screams and cries like she is on fire or something ) and this will be the first long one we have to make, We are htinking that if we can break the trip up - either with longer stops every approx 1.5 2 hours we just might make it there with our sanity intact. We just moved back into the area but from what we remember thereisn't a whole lot between here and there especially anything for kids. Like even a mall or park. Or just a good halfway point to even stay over with a hotel with a pool would be fine also. ANy helf would e appreciated! Thank you!