I apologize to those who tried to answer my questions on my last thread. Other posters started arguing with each other, and my thread was closed before I got to comment or ask my other questions.
Taking the advice from an earlier post I have decided to take I-40 instead of I-10 (cooler weather, prettier and I feel a little safer). Since I'm traveling on my own with my little dog I'm wondering if I should try to stay on the major interstates it Texas as long as they are not too far out of the way. I'm under the impression that a lot of the highways in TX go through small towns so you have to slow down and go through a few lights with each town you approach.
Does anyone have advice about taking the 84? Are there a lot of stops to go through? I thought about staying on the I-40 to Amarillo then the I-27 South. There is a small section I would have to travel on the 84 then catch the I-20 to I-35 south to Temple. I know that adds some mileage, but it seems to me that the speed limit would be more consistant and save time. If I follow the route according to mapping websites I would catch the 84 outside of Albuquerque and stay on it most of the way except for a short time on the I-20.