Hi! I am so thrilled to have found this forum. My family will be moving to the Portland (Oregon) area from Chicago the first week of September. I will be driving our car (2009 Toyota Camry) with our dog & cat, and my husband will be flying with our 1 year old daughter. I am excited for the drive, but have no idea what to expect. The only long distance driving I am familiar with (as in, I have done once before, 10 years ago) is Chicago to Lancaster, PA.
What is the safest route? Do you have any tips for traveling alone? With pets? As a "single" woman (I'm 31, look much younger). I am allowing myself 4 days to get there, but it would be great if I could do it in 3.
Thank you in advance for any insight you can provide!