I've been reading around and found helpful tips but I haven't found any situation similar to mine yet. Google maps estimates the drive distance is about 2050 miles, from Temecula CA to Pensacola FL. I'm 32 male traveling with a small/medium size CorgiBeagle mix dog, will be driving our 2008 Honda Accord coupe. I always drive from SoCal to NorCal and back, 450 miles by myself or with my wife and dog with no stops and I'm use to driving odd hours. I've drove from California to Virginia twice, sharing driving responsibility with my mom and had a step-dad that needed some assistance to walk, I believe that took us a week.
I'm planning to take Interstate 10, and originally was planning to leave on a Sunday so I can get there by Wednesday, but I might leave that Friday or even Saturday. My wife is still currently waiting for her class to start for Navy A-school, she's been there since mid November and I just dropped her off the airport earlier today ending her mini-vacation and she won't know how long she'll be in Pensacola. So we decided that I should stay there for a month or two.
I don't really have the need to make stops for sight seeing as I find driving enjoyable and appreciate the view from the car. I know I could drive up to 800 miles, the car could go 450 in a full tank so I planned to rest at least a hour every time I get gas. I do plan in staying over night maybe somewhere in Texas? I was planning to just stay in a dog friendly hotel once and rest at rest areas the rest of the way.
Even though I'm not doing the Sunday to Wednesday drive anymore just wondering if that is doable at these conditions? Also any ideas for dog friendly hotels? I did find a website online for that. How many lanes are usually on I-10 and theres plenty of gas stops here? At 800 miles the first day, where would i be and should I stay? Are there any military bases or military lodges running along my route? Also I can't find the hinge that connects my front license plate so I don't have my front license plate (its in my glove compartment) will that be trouble in the other states?
I apologize for the wall of text. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.