I am moving from NY to NM in mid Jan. Since this is a major move for me I want to drive rather than fly with my pet,(I need time for reality to set in.) Have any of you done this or a similar trip with a dog? Any tips or special ideas? I am thinking since it will be winter months I should go south and then cut across but am not even sure about that, then I have to look for pet friendly motels and what do I do with Fido when I have to eat or want to sight see for a bit just to stretch my legs? I thought about selling my car and renting a Uhaul but I bet that will be an uncomfortable ride. A friend of mine said she will make the drive with me so all three of us in the front of a cab might be uncomfortable. Ugh!