I live in Chicago. I just took a new job in southern Cali and beginning my drive very early (4am) on 11/20. I want to arrive by 11/23 evening so I can get there for Turkey Day. I understand that the Rockies just got hit with snow recently but all forecasts for the next 5 days indicate nothing out of the ordinary. I contemplated taking the old route 66 route to be safe but I think I'd like to try a route from CHI to LA recommended by Bob the forum moderator. This route is 3 trips... I-80 from Chicago to Big Springs, NE (day 1), I-80/76/70 Big Springs, NE to St. George, UT (day 2) and I-70/15 St. George, UT to Bonsall, CA (north SD county); my destination. Another friend of mine recommended staying on I-80 and going through southern Wyoming and around to Salt Lake City, then on down... is this better? How do my three choices compare?
I hope someone has time to respond... I leave in just a few days...
thanks so much!