First post ever and first road trip ever :). I have around 10 days (29 Aug - 8 Sep)...maybe a day more or less. Effectively I need to get from Boston to Seattle, relocating for work. But there's a friend in Texas who I'd love to meet en route. Well, I say en-route but I'm pretty sure that takes me way way off route, but I'd like to know if it is possible :)
Google says around 56-58 hours to do this. I am not a huge driver at all and bike/public transport everywhere (Boston :)). I don't have much luggage so a small car should fit all I have - that's not a big deal.
Before I begin planning my road trip though, I want to know if the routes are very steep or are there plenty of mountain ranges or in short.. is it very tricky to drive? If yes, are there ways around it?
I can drive fairly well so that's not a problem, but I have never done such a long trip ever ever, so I want to understand what I am getting into before I do it, that's all. Also are cars I rent from Hertz/Dollar/Enterprise whoever... good enough to make the whole trip? I'd rather not deal with broken cars and road service if I can help it.
I'll wait for some feedback before any more detailed questions as they might not make sense at this time.
Look forward to a few replies :)
Thanks a lot