Hello! I have been going through all of the great information posted here and have still not quite figured out our plan-of-attack, so I thought it was time to finally post!
My husband and I are planning to move our warm-weather selves back to CA after being here in CT for 4 years. We're pretty darn excited (thus the research being done 10 months out!) and have the timing and equipment factors pretty much down, we just can't decide on a route.
After reading all of the great advice, we realize that the best thing to do is wait and decide on a route based on weather predictions as we get closer, I would just love to learn more about our options.
We will hopefully be driving a ford E250 (or 350) diesel that will be jam packed and also towing our Miata (with breakaway breaks and the driveshaft disconnected, of course!). I say "hopefully" because we're still in the market for our van. We would like to stay on the flattest route possible, but realize that we need to be prepared to change the route at any time due to our trip being in late December.
We are not trying to see any particular sights on this trip and know that we'll create fun no matter which route we take. Thank you all in advance for any and all advice on this thread!