I would like to rent a van and drive from Orange county, ca to denver , CO for the week of thanksgiving. I would like to leave saturday morning and come back saturday to orange county.
Here are my concerns.
1. Weather : Snow, rain, etc.
2. Road conditions: wet , slippery, high, cliffs, mountains.
3. Places to stay: where to stay, where to stop.
There would be 5 kids in the van from ages 16 to 3. My wife and I are excited but worried on how to deal with unexpected weather conditions, how to plan, where to stay if weather is bad.
please advise us. we all planned for the trip and now having second thoughts because we dont know what we would do if weather conditions go bad. We plan to take the straight route which is hwy 15 to hwy 70. Are the roads wide or are they narrow. Are the roads 2 lanes on high mountains with having to worry about on coming traffic. Would driving be enjoyable or stress ful due to high mountains.