Driving cross country for the first time from Sacramento to my soon to be new home in NYC with my dog and my brother. Tips, advice, route help are all welcome, please.
As of now, planning on taking I-80 the entire way
but based on this metafilter answer
, are considering taking US-30 through Indiana/Ohio to avoid toll roads. Can anyone second that that is definitely the way to go? Also any other tips about the route?
We would like to make it in 4 days and we can't leave until about 2pm on Friday.
Other factor: My dog. I have a very cute Jack Russell that needs to be able to sleep with us in our hotel each night. The plan as of now is plotting the route so that we end for the night at a La Quinta, since they accept pets.
Any advice, info, and warnings are welcome. I've been spending the last month, packing, moving, job hunting and interviewing, and still have a lot to do before we leave, so I haven't had a chance to spend as much time on research as I might normally for a trip like this.
Have relatives in Memphis that want to meet up with us for a dinner along the way. They are willing to meet us wherever we are along the route (we are not trying to actually drive through Tennessee or go out of our way at all, we are focused on the most direct route). Where would be the best place to have them meet up with us?
Thank you in advance for your insight mefites, I'm always impressed with what you guys can do with questions like this.