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    Before I retired from trucking one of my favorite...

    Before I retired from trucking one of my favorite restaurants to stop at was in Grand Island Neb, I 80 exit 312, north side of the interstate, Granma Max's Restaurant at Bosselman's Travel Plaza....
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    There is a truck stop/travel plaza just west of...

    There is a truck stop/travel plaza just west of SLC and not much else untill you get to Wendover Nv {about 100 mi.} at the Ut/Nv state line. From there, there are services at pretty much every exit.
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    Just a note on dolly vs trailer.If you use a...

    Just a note on dolly vs trailer.If you use a dolly you won't be able to see it behind you going down the road. I've done this once and it really bothered me no being able to see what I was pulling....
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    Having been that way a number of times I would...

    Having been that way a number of times I would suggest staying on 287 all the way to Limon Colorado, then I 70 into Denver. 287 is mostly straight, wide, and lightly traveled with a few small towns...
  5. One word of caution no one has mentioned. Hwy 50...

    One word of caution no one has mentioned. Hwy 50 in Nevada is considered 'open range', so watch for cattle on the road.
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    You mentioned Beale St in your post so you must...

    You mentioned Beale St in your post so you must like 'the blues'. Just down the road from Memphis is Clarksdale Ms, the crossroads, where Robert Johnson was said to have sold his soul to the devil...
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    I ran across the Southern Tier for years. SR 17...

    I ran across the Southern Tier for years. SR 17 before it was I 86 was a very scenic route all the way across. There are the hills and woods you talked about. Any of the 2 lane roads that go through...
  8. As an old truck driver who has beem both ways...

    As an old truck driver who has beem both ways many times I wouldn't go down to 40 just to miss a few hills. Going east on 80 your first long down grade would be coming off of Donner, and its only...
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    I use a Rand Mcnally road atlas and common sense...

    I use a Rand Mcnally road atlas and common sense to get me where I need to go. I don't get lost and arrive on time 99% of the time. I guess I'm just a dinosaur.
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    Those mapping things on the internet should be...

    Those mapping things on the internet should be ignored because they just don't have a clue about driving in the real world. I'll put my .02 in because I've made that trip a number of times in a...
  11. You might consider taking US 72 out of Memphis....

    You might consider taking US 72 out of Memphis. It runs across northern Miss and Ala and is all 4 lane except for a short stretch near the Tn/Ms line. Hwy 64 through Tn still has a lot of 2 lane...
  12. Night time driving.

    The advantage to night time driving is less traffic. The disadvantages are deer of course, and if you are not a night time person, the drowsiness and fatigue that come with it if you haven't done a...
  13. My family and I used to vacation near Myrtle...

    My family and I used to vacation near Myrtle Beach every year, usually in July. The only time I ever saw waves large enough for surfing was just when a storm was blowing in. We stayed in Garden City...
  14. I'll put my .02 in about Del Rio Tx. I've been...

    I'll put my .02 in about Del Rio Tx. I've been there, and there really isn't much to see. Its a typical small Texas border town. If you like the desert the drive along US 90 west of Del Rio is...
  15. The Lonliest Road In America

    I haven't run Hwy 50 in a convertible but I have made several trips across it in a truck. "The Lonliest Road in America" is a fitting name. No traffic. not many towns, and nice scenery. Beware of the...
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    There is an old WW 2 submarine, the USS Cod,...

    There is an old WW 2 submarine, the USS Cod, docked at the US Coast guard station within walking distance of the Rock hall that you can tour. When you leave the Hall of Fame go north on E 9th. Just...
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    I've been that route a number of times in an 18...

    I've been that route a number of times in an 18 wheeler. It is much shorter than following I 40 to I 25. Except for a few short stretches around Ruidoso NM and the bypass at Roswell, its all 4 lane....
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    Snow is snow, whether its on a mountain or a...

    Snow is snow, whether its on a mountain or a flat. If you are on a downgrade in snow use the brake as little as possible. Use a lower gear and let the engine help slow you down. Maintain a safe...
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    Usually the safest route in winter is the...

    Usually the safest route in winter is the shortest route. If you have chains and a jeep and have winter driving experience you should be fine. If I were going from Chicago to Portland I would take I...
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    I lived in Cleveland for 20 years so I know a...

    I lived in Cleveland for 20 years so I know a little about the place. If you like nature the Cleveland Metroparks System has extensive nature trails. There is the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. They...
  21. A lot of the major truck stop chains; Petro,...

    A lot of the major truck stop chains; Petro, Flying J, TA, have wifi in some locations. You can check their websites for availability.
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    If you really want a white knuckle ride, bypass...

    If you really want a white knuckle ride, bypass the Eisenhower tunnel and use rt 6 across the Loveland Pass when it's snowing.
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    I agree with glc. You can haul across West Texas....

    I agree with glc. You can haul across West Texas. It may be more miles but you can make it a lot faster that way. Except for El Paso and Albuquerque traffic should be fairly light.
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    If you have good weather, I repeat, If you have...

    If you have good weather, I repeat, If you have good weather, you can save yourself a few steps and time by taking I 270 around the south side of Columbus Oh, take US 33 to Athens Oh. 33 is all 4...
  25. Another rt you might consider to El Paso, is to...

    Another rt you might consider to El Paso, is to take I 27 south from Amarillo just a few miles, then US 60 to Clovis NM. From there take US 70 thru Roswell and pick up US 54 at Tularosa on into El...
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