Just found this place tonight, hope someone can help me out. First solo trip and I'm a bit nervous.
This summer, assuming my grad school applications are approved, I'll be moving from Arizona to North Carolina. I'll be stopping for a week or so in Louisiana to visit family, but that initial push across New Mexico and Texas is a killer. I did it twice when I was just starting college out here, but then I had my parents driving with me.
This time, I'll probably be on my own and I'll be packing my two cats along with me. There are so many things I'm trying to work out.
For instance, I know the southern route through Houston is shorter than the route through Dallas - but is it faster? Houston's huge! Anyone who's made the trip across Texas, if you had advice about which city to hit, please let me know!
When I made the journey in the past, we did it in 2-3 days because we could rotate drivers. By myself, I'll probably need to stop for the night more often. Is taking I-10 the best shot, or would a more Northern route give me more choices for stopping?
Any advice anyone has to offer would be greatly appreciated.