My husband and I have to go to Bozeman MT later this year for a wedding. We live in Buffalo NY. We are 49 and 51 yrs old.
I'd like to consider driving there and he is leaning towards flying because he is hesitant to drive. The trip would take about 30 hours along the 90. I figured we would take 3 days to do it, driving around 10-12 hours the first two days and stopping in a hotel on those 2 nights and then arriving on the 3rd day.
We have driven to VA before and the trip was about 9.5 hours and we weren't too tired out afterwards so I'm guessing the trip would be kind of similar each day but would take 3 days and might get a bit stressful towards the end. We would be staying there for 1 week and then would have to drive back.
I thought it would be fun to drive through the different states and see the states along the way to get there. My husband feels that we might get too tired out with all the driving and might also have back pain. I am a bit resistant to flying and I figure an 8-hr flight with 1-2 stops wouldn't be a big picnic either.
I could really use some input on how tiring it might be to drive and any other factors to consider before making our final decision.
Does driving get more tiring the more days in a row that you drive?
How bad would a 29 hour trip be for 2 people driving over a 3-day period?
Would the altitude start affecting us once we got near MT and make us even more tired?
I'm not sure what else to ask....