Driving on Friday from San Francisco out to the old Manzanar World War 2 Japanese American Concentration Camp near Lone Pine and Independence. Kids can't leave school until Friday 2pm. Am I better off going through the traffic to Sacramento and 80 to 395? Or do I save any time going through Stockton and taking 88 to 395? How slow is 88? Or do I get into Tahoe traffic and take 50? We'll spend the night along the way, probably in Bishop.
I have to return in one day on Sunday. Again do I brave the Reno-Sacramento-Tahoe traffic jam and take 80 or 50 after 395? Or is 88 a better bet? Thanks for any advice you may have, the kids are great travelers but they do get a little cranky sometimes when it has been way too long!