So, we will be leaving New Orleans because of our losses to Hurricane Katrina and flooding to our home. The good news is we have the opportunity to start over in Oregon. Since we have never really experienced driving in snow/icey weather we are a bit concerned about road conditions. We know we will need chains (anyone with more information on these?), and are thinking we will drive straight out on I-10 to I-5 and then North (we will be going just north of Eugene). Any advice or tips will be appreciated. Also, does any one have tips on long travels with dogs?