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    manhattan2005 Guest

    Default New York-Chicago round trip with dog

    Hello
    I want to make vacation to Chicago me ,my wife and my dog, I have 2 weeks vacation. I will rent a car from New york. I want advice which route is good for me. I am planning route 40 to between Baltimor and St. Louis then between St. louis and chicago route 66. Then between Chicago and Albany(NY) route 20 then New york. I am planning to stay two days(3 nights) in Chicago .My dog is golden retriever and needs egzercise. the routes about (40-66-20) is boring for my dog. I want to learn your opinion

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    Default America's Golden Highway

    Quote Originally Posted by manhattan2005
    I will rent a car from New york. I want advice which route is good for me. I am planning route 40 to between Baltimore and St. Louis
    Hmm, well, I have never driven any of US-40 (on purpose) and most of it (in the west) has been decommissioned. At one time it was known as America's Golden Highway and ran 3,220 miles from Atlantic City to San Francisco according to a new site dedicated to this old route. Just about all of you planned route will be on two-lane highways (I guess you knew that) and will be relatively slow going. What kinds of things are of interest to you?

    Your route will travel on three of the most famous highways in America. US-20 puts you on the Mohawk Trail discussed by Massachusetts local TimboTA and described in RoadTrip USA.

    For the leg from St. Louis to Chicago along route 66 -- look at Guy Randall's site for the best information about places to stop and explore.
    My dog is golden retriever and needs egzercise. the routes about (40-66-20) is boring for my dog. I want to learn your opinion
    Actually the routes you have chosen will provide ample places to get out and take walks for all three of you.

    Mark

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    In my experience with my dog, they don't really notice the scenery anyway. When they look out the window, they only seem to be interested in looking for other animals....especially other dogs and cats. And any dog I've had seems to be interested in a walk just about anywhere. Heck, a walk around a grocery store parking lot is fascinating to my dog. All sorts of new scents to sniff!!

    I think your dog will be properly stimulated and find plenty of interesting places to explore.

    I just hope you know to take proper precautions, especially when it comes to heat for dogs. Don't leave Fido in the car for more than a couple of very short minutes. Dogs die in hot cars (just like little kids). Making sure he gets plenty of water is vitally important when it's warm out as well.

    There's some good books out there on traveling with dogs that you might want to review before you leave on your trip.

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