I am so glad I found this site! I am moving to Seattle in two weeks and driving my car out from Chicago. (Iím from Michigan but staying with friends in Chicago for a night) I am looking for any helpful information on the best route, time needed, etc.
I will be traveling by myself in a SUV that will be loaded with all my personal belongings. I am not to interested in sightseeing and more concerned with time. (Although if something is neat and close to highway I am all about it) My future employer wants me out west ASAP but I know this is not a drive to rush. Is three of four days enough?
From other post it looks I-90 strait thru is the best/most traveled route west. Living in Michigan most of my life, I have driven through many snow storms and know how winters can be very unpredictable. Any ideas on what the best route to take for a Mid-Jan treck? Are snow tires or chains needed? I just put new treaded tires on my SUV 3 weeks ago so the rubber is good.
Also, depending on how many days it take any good town along route to grab a cheap motel to sleep?
Any help/ideas are greatly appreciated! Thank you for this site!!!!