Hey all :)
I know this is more of a "move trip" than a "road trip," but I wanted to post here because this seems to be the site with the most experienced travelers.
Our family of 5 is moving from Oakland, CA to Austin, TX. We include my husband & myself, plus 3 kids; ages 3months, 23months (almost 2), & 4 years. We are making the drive in our Honda Odyssey minivan.
The only date set is that we have a meeting in a suburb of Austin at 3pm on 6/16.
We'd like to get in to austin on 6/15 so that we have a good night's rest before readying ourselves for our meeting (closing of our house.)
I just don't know when to head out! I do know that the trip is about 25 hours drive time. I know that we need to stop every 3 hours for gas, bathroom, diapers, food, & to nurse the baby.
My husband and I will be sharing the drive.
I've been wondering if it's possible to do the trip with just 2 over nights; one in flagstaff, AZ & one in maybe Lubbock, TX? We'd prefer to take I-40 over I-10 based off what I've read on this forum. We'd like our driving hours to be between 7am & 9pm. Is this feasible?
Thoughts, advice, & experience appreciated.