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    spudbunny Guest

    Default Seattle to Boston end of Dec, begin of Jan

    Hello Fellow Road-Trippers:


    I will be moving from Seattle to Boston either at the end of December or the beginning of January. I plan to take the "scenic view" to Boston which means

    I-90 to I-82 then to I-84 into Salt Lake City, UT

    from there I would like to take Route 6 to I-70 and then to Route 191 then down Route 555 into Albuquerque, NM

    I have road tripped from Seattle to Boston before but I have never taken this routing to get to New Mexico before( Route 6 to I-70 then to Route 191 then Route 555) - can anyone comment on this piece of the route (driving conditions, scenery potential, available services) and whether this route would be feasible during winter?

    After reaching Albuquerque I plan to follow I-40 east and then swing down into Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama before heading up I-95 to Boston. I would really like to spend some of the company's relocation money in these states and I would really like to see first hand the devastation/living conditions after Katrina. I am however concerned that hotels may still be filled to capacity and tourists like myself might not get a hotel room etc. Can anyone comment on the feasibility of road tripping into the Katrina damaged south and conditions you encountered. Thank you everyone for your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spudbunny
    from there I would like to take Route 6 to I-70 and then to Route 191 then down Route 555 into Albuquerque, NM
    Welcome to the Forum!

    Your route looks very doable -- except for the portion along US-6 between Spanish Forks and I-70 (via Price). It is a beautiful drive -- in good weather -- but a tad exciting when the snow is flying. If the weather outlook calls for clear, dry weather -- go for it. If there is the slightest chance of inclement weather, I would stay on I-15 to the US-50 cut-off and the over to I-70. Another reason to use this route, is that section of I-70 (which you would miss using US-6) passes through the San Rafael Swell - one of the most gorgeous Interstate routes in the country. One of these days, I will get my article published that features this section...
    After reaching Albuquerque I plan to follow I-40 east and then swing down into Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama before heading up I-95 to Boston. I would really like to spend some of the company's relocation money in these states and I would really like to see first hand the devastation/living conditions after Katrina. I am however concerned that hotels may still be filled to capacity and tourists like myself might not get a hotel room etc. Can anyone comment on the feasibility of road tripping into the Katrina damaged south and conditions you encountered. Thank you everyone for your help.
    RTA member and fellow roadtripper Laura Huff has a good handle on this aspect in the local area. I would suggest looking at her posts about Louisiana.

    Mark

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