My husband and I are moving to Portland, OR in January, from Chicago. We are not sure yet if we are hiring movers or driving a rental truck with our car hitched, but either way would like to make it a fun trip with some sights along the way. We are not sure if I-80 would be too wintery and snowy even in our little Honda Civic, but especially if we end up renting a truck. My husband is an inexperienced driver, which complicates things. I've never driven cross-country before. Is I-70 a better option? Is either option even feasible with a 15-foot truck, especially with an inexperienced driver? We'd like to end the trip by driving up the California coast, but that's really our only idea so far. Thanks!!!!
ETA: We'd like to make it in maybe...4/5 days but could take longer, and we can camp along the way if it's not too cold, but honestly, we'll probably stay in cheap motels when possible. Also...I have always wanted to see Yellowstone. Is it just too cold/snowy that time of year???