My family might move back from the San Francisco area to New York, and I'm considering driving cross-country as a cost saving measure.
I've received some disapproving looks with this idea since weather isn't great this time of year, so I'm considering two routes - the former what I would guess is the more traditional direct route - the latter a way to avoid a good amount of the bad weather states (or so I'm guessing).
My goal here is to find the most direct route with the least number of pitfalls (i.e. weather, traffic).
So given all this info, can anyone provide some feedback on the two options (and any others you can think of), given that the journey will likely occur in January and I'll be traveling by myself (I'm guessing an 11 month-old wouldn't enjoy the drive)?
Thank you in advance for your help!