Hello! I have been planning a huge surprise bday gift since October for my bestie. A trip to Orlando, Florida to finally meet a great mutual friend of ours. She works at Disney world and we've planned a fun week for our friend and us, tons to do! She is turning 21 so fun times haha. She and I have never been to Florida(or any of the southern states before; Well I have been to Texas and back.)
I have never driven that far before. Furthest I have done is Vegas and back to San Bernardino. I just wanted to know if there are any tips for the drive. I plan on taking the I-10 into Texas before sidetripping up to Abiline where my sister lives to stay a night there before getting back on the road.
As of right now that is the only place we plan on actually stopping to rest. Sleeping at rest stops every so often and switching drivers. We plan on rest stopping to eat and such but not too much. (Making another stop in New Orleanes to Visit cousins and the memorial of my Uncle)
I plan for leaving around midnight next sunday, March 13/14th to try and make it to Pheonix before rush hours hit haha. The car we have is a 2012 Ford, Focus Hatch back(yes, a ford XP) But this little guy is a trooper. We are planning to get there by the 17th. Hopfully we can make it. I am trying to keep the budget to 200 for this trip and 200 on the way back. Here is to hoping! Just got an oil change and getting fresh tires this week. Any tips or tricks is appreciated! And maybe some cheap Things to do along the way? (the Abiline Zoo in Texas is on my list, I get in free!) I am not against spending a little more money.