This is kind of strange to ask about but, my dear friend is in Wichita, Kansas gathered with family at their mother's deathbed. She has asked me if I would fly out and drive her mother's car (and 2 cats!) back home with her---home being the SF East Bay. I have never done a winter weather road trip other than up and down the state of California and would love some advice about what would be the best route. I was thinking of the southern route through Albuquerque, Flagstaff etc but from other posts it seems that perhaps, if there is snow to contend with, it might be safer going I-80. We don't really know when we will start the trip, but would like to spend only 3 days on the road. We could be leaving as early as this Thanksgiving weekend! Any advice from seasoned travelers? This will be quite an emotional trip, I would like to make it as safe as possible. Thank you for any advice!