Kicking this to the top in case there is any new info/advice. We are moving to Nashville from Seattle in DEC or JAN, and considering driving to save the cost of transporting our pets and vehicle.
My initial thought was to plan for 5 driving days, after leaving Seattle in the early AM on day 1. I would plan so that using a 6th day of travel is possible in case of road closures.
Our first priority would be avoiding potential closures, so we would not be traveling across WY. I also know NE Oregon can get pretty tricky as well as Snoqualmie Pass here in WA.
The second priority would be seeing a few sights, as we have never been through most of the middle of the country. That could get tricky, though, with certain things closed during winter months (Most of Yellowstone, for example).
We would not be reserving hotels in advance, as we would be planning to decide on the fly when we've had enough traveling for the day and then book something nearby.
Any thoughts/ideas/advice anyone has would be much appreciated! :-)