I will be moving to Seattle WA in late August with my 2 cats and my dog in my trusty 2003 Nissan Mazima. I had my trip all planned out until about thirty minutes ago when I realized you could drag your route around mapquest and google maps. I would really like to hit Denver and Possibly make a stop in San Francisco and then make my way north from there vs. going completely north from the beginning. What if any are the cons of doing this. The trip seems to only have about 10 additional hours tacked on to it and maybe 100 dollars in gas. I really do wanna take the more economical route however I've never been farther than Florida on vacation and would really like to make this trip amazing and truly enjoy myself along the way. ANY suggestions would be helpful.