I'm planning a solo trip down to Santa Cruz, CA in Jan 2011 for school. When I look on mapquest, it gives me a northern route on I80, but i'm thinking a Southern Route on I69, I70, I40 (down through Flint, Lansing, St. Louis, Oklaholma, Amarillo, Flagstaff, etc then up to Santa Cruz).
What are your thoughts? I have time, so i'm in no rush to complete this trip. I'm worried about weather in the northern area -the I80 route, hence the reason i'm looking at the Southern route. I'd like to also enjoy the drive and stop at the places that shouldn't be missed!
(I did the solo drive from Banff, AB to Toronto a few years ago and it rained the entire way...now that was no fun!)
Thanks in advance for your help:)