My father is quite ill and I am moving from my home in CA to care for him and my mother. I am not a confident driver in the best of conditions and driving in winter is making me terribly nervous. I will have my 98lb, 13.5 year old labrador with me to add to the fun.
Arriving safely but quickly is my primary focus. I do not know if it is worth the time to head South or if I should simply take 80 the whole way. I've driven to Tahoe in sudden storms a few times and that was terribly nerve wrecking. I may be able to get a friend to come along with me but hate giving up the space in the car. Car is 2011 BMW 325x station wagon. Should I get snow tires? I do have chains although I can't put them on by myself. How many days should I estimate to arrive?
I am also considering shipping the car and flying but worry that it will be super stressful to my old dog. This is keeping me up at nights so all sincere advice is very much appreciated. Happy Holidays~Judith