I'm Driving Across The Country in November
October 16, 2010 5:47 AM Subscribe
How do I prepare for a drive across the country (probably on I-80) in early November?
posted by JakeWalker to travel & transportation (21 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm driving from Lambertville, NJ to Mountain View, CA from Nov 5 - 10 or so. I have plans to stop in Chicago and possibly dip down to Boulder. I also could drop down to Phoenix and then drive to Southern California and then up to Mountain View if going south helps me.
Do I need to purchase chains for my tires? Should I expect trouble crossing over the Rockies?
Would it be better to head south at some point? (Keep in mind I've gotta go through Chicago).
Are there any places to eat I should check out along the way? I won't have time for a lot of tourism, but don't mind stopping off for some roadfood (and yes, I know about roadfood.com, which is why I'm stopping off again for a loose beef sandwich in Iowa).
Any tips for how to put together an emergency bag just in case?
I assume early November is probably a bit early for bad snow, but I don't know. I've also heard horror stories about the wind in Wyoming. Any and all advice appreciated.