I'm planning on taking a job in LA and driving cross country to get there. I have a lot of questions...hopefully someone can offer some answers/advice?
First, how much time? I need to arrive in LA by June 2nd, and don't have a ton of free time to get there, so I'm wondering how much time I can do this in, without it being a complete non-stop, painful drive straight through. That is I'd like to have full days of driving, but maybe leave time for at least one or two, not too out of the way, great scenic stops along the way? What would be a recommended route?
My car is a '94 acura integra (small!) that has about 160K miles. It's a good car, has a new clutch, 4 new tires...and will have new breaks before I leave. As long as my mechanic does a thorough check of systems and gives it the go ahead, I should be fine right? Any reason to expect otherwise?
Other concerns include that I have a cat, but i'm thinking it might be best to leave him behind and have someone fly him out to me at a later date. Anyone with experience (good or bad) with driving cross country with a cat?
My main questions are in regards to the "best" route, and how much time to give myself. Hopefully my brother will join me, but I may be doing this alone...
Any input/suggestions are much appreciated!