Hi all -
First time poster. After several cross country trips on I-90/94 east and west we are preparing for one (hopefully last for a while) trip from Ohio to Seattle. We'll be driving a crossover SUV and will have our two kids (5 and 7) with us.
Considering the time of year we're traveling, we were considering taking a bit of a different route this time around, perhaps south through MO/OK/TX/NM/AZ and then back up through California and maybe along the 101 up the coast from Redding to Eugene and then over to the 5 up to Seattle.
Total mileage for the trip would be approximately 3500. We were thinking of taking 7-8 days to make the trip and have some time to see a bit of scenery along the way. Our thinking also was that taking this route may avoid some of the harsher winter weather in the northern plains and in Montana and the Washington passes.
I'm open to some affirmation or critique on the route and any suggestions or ideas.
Thanks for any information!