I am glad I found this forum. I'm used to driving, sometimes for the scenery and attractions, and other times just to get from Point A to Point B. This post discusses the latter.
I will have to do several Point A to Point B (and back) road trips each year, likely in all seasons. My main routes will be:
1. South from Vancouver, B.C. (Canada) to San Diego, CA
2. From Vancouver to Nevada, Utah, and AZ
3. Vancouver to Denver, CO
4. Vancouver to parts of Texas
5. Vancouver to probably as far as Miami, FL
(As you can see, in each case I have to cross the mountains)
It's just me (26 year-old female), a pick-up truck that isn't too new, a really good dog (hehe), a cell phone with a charger, and a roadside assistance membership.
My biggest concerns are:
1. Driving on mountain roads. Never done it before.
2. Fog and Snow on these mountain roads (since EVERY resource warns about it)
3. Getting hunted. I should never have watched those horror movies. Not in the mountains necessarily, but crossing the country.
I am going through this forum for EVERY post I can find that might relate to my situation, but if there's any guidance, warnings, encouragement (discouragement?) anyone can offer, it is much appreciated.
Oh one last thing... I'll be sleeping in the cab of my truck (when I sleep) and will probably try to do so in the parking lot of 24-hour truck stops, McDonald's, etc.
Man, am I crazy?