My wife and I are planning a getaway vacation that will take place in the next couple months. Ideally, we will vacate to 1 primary area that has lots of scenery, or unique photographic opportunities around it. Thoughts have been Vegas, some of the landscapes of Arizona, New Mexico, & Nevada. Lately we saw in a magazine a 9-states in 9-days plan. It would take us to some real cool places, but we'd ALWAYS be on the go (9 different hotels, and 7-10 driving hours per day). We're wanting to have a more relaxed time, so we can have a little free time at the resort, if ya know what I mean... So, what's a good place, that could be totally across the US (from Missouri) that has several scenic or photographically neat places around it?