I will be departing L.A. for Dallas in the next week or so. My question is: when is the best day and/or time to leave L.A.? Since I am fairly flexible I can leave either on a weekday or weekend. My first choice would have been the weekend but in planning my itinerary, I see that my choice of hotels on the weekend will be limited due to inavailability. So is it really so bad to leave L.A. on a weekday?
Also, since I'm here - this will be my first trip traveling alone with my cat. Any tips or things I should be aware of as a female traveling alone? I plan to travel the northerly route along I40.