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Old 02-22-2010, 05:56 PM
 
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Hello!

Has anyone made the drive from Portland, Oregon to Houston? Is there a route you would recommend? I expect that this drive will be made in late May or early June, so I expect that snow will be a non-issue.

Something scenic (some of the time), with good roads, yet efficient? Let me know your experiences.

Thank you!
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Old 02-23-2010, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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Smile just take I-5 south to I-10 west all the way to Houston

I-5 to I-10 really is the best route. The only problem is the Traffic in L.A. but other than that it is the fastest and best route.
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Old 02-23-2010, 12:26 PM
 
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I-5 to I-10 really is the best route. The only problem is the Traffic in L.A. but other than that it is the fastest and best route.
You know, I really wouldn't have thought of that route. I had initially thought possibly going through Salt Lake City to Cheyenne, and continuing southeast going that route.

I'll take that into consideration.
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Old 02-24-2010, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Everett, WA
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If you drive I-5 south, the drive between Eugene and Medford is gorgeous but treacherous (all mountain passes). Make sure you do that part during the day.

Frankly, though, I'd do I-84 to I-15 to I-70, then go down I-35 to I-45. I've done most of those routes (on different trips), except for I-84. I-15 through Utah is pretty scenic, and I-70 through Colorado is beautiful. Once you get east of Denver, though, it's BORING. Seriously. Kansas is the most boring state to drive through. Prepare to be bored.

I'm also interested in this, as there is a chance I may move from Seattle to Houston soon. I have family in Kansas City, though, so will definitely be doing I-70 and visiting on my way down.
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Old 02-24-2010, 11:20 PM
 
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I would go thought Utah Colorado New Mexico Then Texas. Goin I 5 to I 10 is 750miles to 1000miles out of the way
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Old 02-24-2010, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Full time RV"er
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I-5 to I-10 really is the best route. The only problem is the Traffic in L.A. but other than that it is the fastest and best route.
You can bypass LA . I-5 South to the 210 East ,to the 10 freeway East , all the way to Huston
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Old 02-24-2010, 11:38 PM
 
Location: Full time RV"er
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Hello!

Has anyone made the drive from Portland, Oregon to Houston? Is there a route you would recommend? I expect that this drive will be made in late May or early June, so I expect that snow will be a non-issue.

Something scenic (some of the time), with good roads, yet efficient? Let me know your experiences.

Thank you!
Just checked Map Quest ,
South to Salem,Or
To Boise,Idaho
to Salt lake, Utah,
to Denver, Colorado
to Amarillo,Texas
to Dallas, Texas
Then Huston, Should be the shortest route
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Old 02-25-2010, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Roanoke, VA
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Map Quest says that going through L.A. would add about 244 miles and about 3 hours to the trip.
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Old 02-25-2010, 07:21 AM
 
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Default Scenic... if you have time to enjoy...

I'd head south to San Francisco, spend time there, then head East to Yosemite, spend time there, then South East to Las Vegas, spend some time there, then East to The Grand Canyon, spend time there, then South to Flagstaff/Sedoa, spend time there then the old Route 66 (I40) through Gallup NM and Amarilo, then head South to Palo Duro Canyon, spend some time there, then on to Dallas/Ft Worth (don't stay :^), then South to Austin/San Antonio, spend time there, then East to Houston. Home.

I've done it all on multiple trips, you will see some amazing sights.
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Old 02-25-2010, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX (Oak Forest)
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When I moved back here from Seattle we went through Boise and Salt Lake City. Then we cut back a bit and made a stop in Vegas for a little fun and then down through Phoenix and then I-10 across.
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