Hi Everyone! I am just new here and so glad to see all the wonderful posts. I live in Mississippi and have to attend meetings in Seattle the first week of January 2024. My hubby is a Christian pastor, so he has to preach on Christmas Eve but otherwise, we have a week or so to travel, and then coming home, we can go even slower. I have a dear friend in LA and other friends up near Berkeley but I have always flown to see them. We also have never seen the Grand Canyon or Death Valley. We have also heard many stories from people about Route 66 or what is left of it, and that is also a lot of fun. We have two dogs and one is a standard poodle we just got as a puppy this year so we are driving. I am from Philadelphia PA so we have traveled all up and down the east coast hundreds of times in all weather, but we have never driven these roads on the West Coast. I am wondering if I should be worried about the weather in northern California and Washington. Also, does anyone have advice about Route 66 ? Any thoughts - if we go that route, should we go that way on the way back so we can take our time? or is it something that doesn't necessarily need that? I also wonder about the coastal highway in the winter - maybe it is a bad idea - we haven't seen our friends since before covid and would love to visit with them in LA. In the past, we took the train up the coast when we lived in San Diego but this is a very different circumstance. Anyway, I didn't see too many articles on Route 66 or traveling up the coastal highway in winter, so I thought I would check here and see if the group could help me. I appreciate the help!