Luckily our drive to VA was broken up with some high quality stops. We stopped in Arches National Park in Utah because we'd never been there. (It seemed wrong to have delicate arch on our license plate without having seen it.)
(That's Doug. I opted for a lower spot.)
Our conclusion? Beautiful!! Loved it. We didn't get to do any real long hikes because we didn't dare leave our car that was jam-packed with our TV, computer, and other hard-to-replace belongings, but we got our fix for now.