The directions couldn’t be more simple or straight-forward. No creativity in the naming of these super-highways…just go from high-to-low, East Coast to West Coast.
- Take I-40 W to
- I-30 W to
- I-20 W to
- I-10 W and finish up with
- I-8 W to N Twin Oaks Valley Rd in San Marcos.
Lucky for us, we were able to stay on I-40 from Greensboro NC all the way to Barstow CA.
4 days, 10 hours of driving per day. We begin Day 1 with Nashville on our minds. My sister Stephanie will be flying in from LAX and helping me drive the remainder of the trip to CA. Our plan of attack: stop at every Flying J travel plaza and pick up fuel for the body–chewy sweet tarts for Kristen for sure and a push pop for Lilly. Walk Lady the Dog (give her some cool water to drink). Switch drivers. Repeat every 3 hours. At the end of each day we have reservations at one of the hundreds of pet-friendly La Quinta hotels across the country. We’ll dine out, enjoy the pool and rest up for the next day’s journey.
It’s going to be quite a trip. Blog posts and pics to follow!
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Day 2: Click here
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