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View Poll Results: Which east-west Interstate would you drive across country?
I-10 18 22.22%
I-40 14 17.28%
I-70 12 14.81%
I-80 17 20.99%
I-90 20 24.69%
Voters: 81. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-28-2012, 08:36 PM
 
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I-10 between Houston and San Antonio makes me want to shoot myself.
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Old 04-28-2012, 08:54 PM
 
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I would say overall, I-94 to I-90 provides the best scenery. I-94 goes through Western North Dakota, which is actually scenic despite its image. Then I-90 crosses the Rockies, the Bitteroots, and the Cascades.

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Old 04-28-2012, 09:32 PM
 
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Interstate 40 provides the most mind-numbing scenery ever in the Texas panhandle. You can drive for ages and not encounter a single town, tree, sign, tumbleweed...anything.
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Old 04-29-2012, 04:32 PM
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Default Get Your Kicks...........On I-10?

I couldn't go wrong with any of them, as each one mentioned has a lot to offer. Interstate 90 is the longest of those roads (some 3,300 miles in length), going from historic Boston and all the way through the northern tier to the beautiful Pacific Northwest. I wouldn't mind doing the Barstow-to-North Carolina trip on Interstate 40. Lots of diversity from plains and desert to mountains and forests. Interstate 70 is going to get a new routing over the Mississippi River in St Louis with a brand-new suspension bridge and that project will be completed in just a couple of years.

The road I'd prefer (since I'm partial to the South) is Interstate 10 from Jacksonville all the way to Los Angeles. You get everything from beaches and causeways to tall pines, crossing over into swamplands, prairies, borderlands, and desert. You have many major cities that offer all kinds of food, ranging from Cuban to southern fried to Cajun to Tex-Mex to green chiles, all the way to fish tacos. It's where the Deep South meets the West.

I-10 for me.
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Old 04-29-2012, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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Interstate 40 provides the most mind-numbing scenery ever in the Texas panhandle. You can drive for ages and not encounter a single town, tree, sign, tumbleweed...anything.
Yeah, but through Oklahoma it's one of the most boring drives ever. Other than that, I'd say it's pretty good. Interstate 10 probably is one I wouldn't be as eager to travel, simply because it doesn't go through the Rockies. All the others pass through the Rockies.
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Old 04-29-2012, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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I would say overall, I-94 to I-90 provides the best scenery. I-94 goes through Western North Dakota, which is actually scenic despite its image. Then I-90 crosses the Rockies, the Bitteroots, and the Cascades.
Yep, I've done that drive, and it's spectacular. Although IMO nothing beats I-70 through Western Colorado and Utah.
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Old 04-29-2012, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Palo Alto
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Highways

The best roads are in blue. Great book.
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:50 AM
 
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How will the weather be getting across the Appalachians that time of year (Feb/March)?
It's very unlikely weather will be a problem. It can happen but TDOT is pretty good about spraying brine. Also the ground ls likely to hold some heat from a previous warm spell then there's the friction from traffic that keeps the interstates clear. You're more likely to encounter problems on the Cumblerland plateau, but still very minimal.

The Rockies are what you'd worry about.
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:29 AM
 
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It's a tough one to say. I'd say leaving the West Coast heading East it's I 80 up until you reach Eastern Nevada. The Salt Flats are beyond boring. I-70 heading East from the I-15 junction has to be the most desolate stretch of Interstate I've been on (no services for 118 miles O_O!). I-10 is completely boring west of Houston. I-90 is by far the most picturess of all Interstates IMO. BTW, I have not heard a peep of I-5? The drive through the Cascades is breathtaking!
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Denver
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BTW, I have not heard a peep of I-5? The drive through the Cascades is breathtaking!
I planned to drive the stretch from Seattle to LA, although it's like I-95 or I-55, not a cross country interstate.
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