I'm taking my wife and 5 kids in our 2004 Honda Odyssey from Los Angeles to Memphis, and then up to New York (followed by a return to L.A. a couple of weeks later). I've prepared everything I could think of taking for an emergency -first aid kit, AAA car emergency kit, Battery booster and air compressor, GPS, extra coolant. I also got my oil changed and new tires.
But, I'm still scared! I'm afraid of my car overheating in the deserts or mountains, and my family is petrified of windy, mountain roads.
Can anybody tell me what the roads on the I-40 are really like? Or across the desert between Palm Springs, CA and Phoenix, Or up the appalachian mountains to New York? Please, I'm getting cold feet!