First time father here and we're about to embark on our first road trip just 9 weeks into parenthood.
We're driving up from San Diego to South Lake Tahoe and to prepare for the possibility of our little one not really tolerating more the 2-3 hours of car seat confinement in one stretch, we are planning on a two day drive starting around 6pm Saturday night.
So, the main question is which route is best?
1) Head towards and up the 395 in the dark with a beautiful drive ahead of us on day two or
2) Drive through LA and up the 5 and not worry about anything, but have a plain boring drive on day two until we get close to Tahoe.
I've never driven to Mammoth or Lake Tahoe and don't know what I'm in for and if I'm asking for trouble driving the 395 at night with a newborn who may demand an unscheduled pit stop.
Currently leaning towards the 395 with a stop in Bishop late Saturday night.
My wife is a scrapbooker and can't wait to take millions of pictures in and around Lake Tahoe, but is there something I must take her to on the way that will only take an hour or two on Sunday.
Also, any other suggestions? We're an intelligent, well prepared couple, but first time parents, so we're learning new and exciting things every day.
Thank you so much for the help and I love this forum!