I am driving from Sunnyvale (45 min south of San Fran) to Vegas on ThanksGiving day. I have a route in mind, and I would appreciate your opinions on that.
This is my route: 237 -> 880 -> 680 -> 580 -> 99 -> 58 -> 15.
While 101 to 5 via 152 and then onto 58 would seem more logical, I'm wary of 152 as I've read about a lot of horrific accidents along that route. I'm driving with wife and two kids, and I've never been on that route. I've also read that traffic can be really slow here (although it might not be the case on ThanksGiving day). Any comments?
I also chose not to take 5 from 580 because that stretch of 5 is probably very deserted with few options to stop and eat. Any comments?
I've never been on 58. Is it 2-lane each way all the way from Bakersfield to Barstow? Is there a possibility of snow on the Tehachapi mountains around this time?
Finally, I estimate a total drive time of 10 - 11 hours with 2-3 stops in between. Is this a fair estimate?