On our next visit the wife and I will be flying to LA and staying in Santa Monica before driving to Vegas. I know some people say the drive is quite boring, but as Brits, we're doing it for the novelty factor and just to be able to say we've done it. What are some recommended stops on the way? We'll be driving midweek during the day and want to stop once or twice for lunch and maybe another for a quick refreshment break. We won't be in any particular rush.