My wife and I have made annual trips to Vegas the last three years, however, like most people, we have always flown.
This year the flights were so expensive, since everyone goes on Spring Break the same time in Texas. So I decided we would drive and see some scenery.
The most direct route is I-40, and we have driven I-40 in the summer to Santa Fe before, but never in early/mid march. Now I am reading horrible things online about the trip from Albuquerque to Flagstaff, and how horrible Flagstaff can be even in March with SNOW!
I am also reading that I-40 is the old route 66 basically, and there is not much in that stretch of road other than a bunch of meth towns.
Also read there are long barren areas with no cell service?
So is this a bad idea? Should I reconsider driving? Is there another route better, would taking a little extra time and going I-10 be better? Is I-10 a more pretty or ugly drive? Is driving through El Paso as bad as most people say?