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  1. Default Moving from RI to OR end of FEB beg of MAR advice??

    I am driving a small 15' moving van from RI to OR end of feb beginning of march. Any advice anyone can give me on what to expect, regarding time and weather? I will be traveling with a dog and child, if that helps give appropriate advice.

    Or anything else would be very helpful. Much appreciated. Thanks!

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    Default It sounds like a great adventure!

    A new city to live in and a great roadtrip to get there....it should be fun!

    Welcome to the Roadtrip America forums!

    Here's a basic primer on things to be aware of to make the x-country trek safely during the winter. Make sure you read Uncle Bob's tips, too (link towards bottom).

    With a dog and child, you will obviously need to make sure their needs are met. Fortunately, in a strange way, there needs are probably roughly similar. And that is being able to get out of the car several times during the day to burn off energy. It's good for you, too! Plan to stop at least every 2 hours for a short time for them to do this. Rest stops, scenic viewpoints, parks/playgrounds, and school playgrounds are just a few of the types of places you'll want to find where they can run, play and get the wiggles out. And for puppy to take care of business.

    You also might want to consider eating out of your cooler for some of your meals. Not only can you eat more cheaply and more healthy this way, but it means that you can spend some time at one of these parks eating your meal, and the kid/dog can play while you're prepping. It's just another way to provide them time out of the car and not making your child sit more in a restaurant. Of course, I realize that the weather might not cooperate for a long picnic but try to do it as you can.

    Here are some links to more information about traveling with a dog that might prove helpful.

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    Default And Here Are Some Specifics Stopsw

    Quote Originally Posted by Judy

    With a dog and child, you will obviously need to make sure their needs are met. Fortunately, in a strange way, there needs are probably roughly similar. And that is being able to get out of the car several times during the day to burn off energy. It's good for you, too! Plan to stop at least every 2 hours for a short time for them to do this. Rest stops, scenic viewpoints, parks/playgrounds, and school playgrounds are just a few of the types of places you'll want to find where they can run, play and get the wiggles out. And for puppy to take care of business.
    One of the great attributes of a forum like this is that you (and I) can share in the experience of others and previous recommendations. The subject of needing frequent breaks along I-80 (your best route as far as Salt Lake City before turning northwest) has come up before. There are, of course, similar opportunities along each of the major transcontinental Interstate routes.

    AZBuck

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