That sounds like a blast! I've been to several places you mentioned, but my favorite is my Denver to Moab trip, then back, including 5 National Parks and 1 National Monument. I have taken that one twice.
But you are more hardcore as far as the driving part. I have always flown to a major Western city first, then drove 1500-1700 miles in 8 days to various parks. I would love to take a long trip in the T-Bird some day, but would need a revision to the stock seats which offer zero lumbar support.
Two questions: how many times did you change the oil, and what was you overall gas mileage?
97 T-Bird LX 4.6 - 80k miles
94 Supra TT Auto - street/strip car
04 CVPI- Brenda's car - 76k miles
95 T-Bird LX 4.6 - fully optioned, owned 15 years, 220k miles
96 Cougar XR-7 4.6- Brenda's car, owned 11 years, 187k miles
88 T-Bird 3.8 - first T-Bird, owned 5 years, 206k miles