My husband and I (plus our 4 kids) are traveling to the Grand Canyon, Taos, and Santa Fe this summer. When we are done at the Canyon, we'd like to drive from South Rim to Taos, via Four Corners (US-160 to 4Cs and then US-64East across NM to Taos). This full drive is over 8 hours, and we would like to find ways to break it up for the kids -- other than the pit-stop at 4Cs. So . . . .three questions:
1. Are there any decent places to stay overnight along this route, either before or after we hit 4Cs (in either AZ or NM)?
2. Are there any other interesting things to see along the way?
3. Any recommended places to grab a bite to eat?
Advice much apprecaited.