3,295 Miles in 10 Days
3,295 miles in 10 days with two adults, three kids, two dogs, a pickup, a camper, and an unshakeable desire to reach the Florida sunshine. Are we crazy?
We feel overwhelmingly blessed to have made it all this way safe and sound (and somewhat with our sanity.) So many days on the road has left us all a little delirious. The kids were total rockstars embracing the road warrior lifestyle across the country. Our dogs literally are the worlds' best passengers and prefer to sleep for hours upon hours in the truck. If we didn't have such amazing travelers as part of our crew, we couldn't pull off a trek like this.
CONS of DRIVING I-10
When we decided to take this trip, our route planning conversation started out with, "How can we avoid I-10?" Due to winter weather, turns out we were opted in to taking I-10 for the majority of our trip. Don't get me wrong, there are lot of really amazing places that stretch along the southern border of our country, BUT I-10 makes for rough and dangerous driving. The worst part (in our opinion) is between Houston and much of Louisiana, with tons of construction, lots of large truck traffic, and potholes that spell disaster.
PROS of DRIVING I-10
There are some cool sites along the way. Our favorites were the giant saguaro cactus in Arizona, the long stretches of road over Cypress Swamps in Louisiana, the Horace Wilkinson Bridge over the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge, and the George Wallace Tunnel in Mobile.
Las Vegas, Nevada (two night stay)
Tucson, Arizona (two night stay)
Fort Stockton, Texas