Hello there! I am relocating to Los Angeles, Ca. I am leaving later this week. I have been researching and researching my route for weeks and am simply torn between I-10 and I-40.
I am was originally planning on leaving on I-10 right from Jax, and taking it the whole way. Plans have changed some, and now I will be leaving from Orlando, but still going to get on I-10. But a part of me really doesn't want to take 10 the whole way.. For one, west Texas goes on FOREVER. I'd end up stopping in El Paso, and probably Beaumont first. But how safe are these places to stop?
Not to mention. I really don't want to deal with the stopping and hassel of the internal border patrol stops. I am packing my car full, and just don't want the hassel. If I take I-40, it seems as if the cities to stop will be safer.
The weather isn't bad right now, and there are no storms forecasted for later in the week. And because I will be driving around Christms, I kind of would like to stop in a scenic, chilly and "homely" looking place. I've never done this before, so I would like to drive the most scenic route. And I-40 just seems more scenic. However, I am a little worried about altitude. I'm not sure if the altitude of I-40 will mess with me any...not to mention, I am traveling with my dog, who is a senior, although she is in good health. I don't know if the altitude will mess with her any either.
Can someone please help me out. Which is more scenic, I-10 or I-40? Which is safer? Will altitude be an issue? Which road is more desolate, as I would prefer to take the less desolate option? Will altitude be an issue? And which will be more of an experience?
Thank you so much for anyone who can give me some insight. As I said, I have been researching, but sometimes its just better to ask specific questions that pertains exactly to you! Thanks again!