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Old 11-16-2016, 05:30 AM
 
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I will be doing cross country trip from IL to Oregon by taking I-80 in 1 week ( around Thanksgiving weekend) . Any suggestions for good places to live across Nebraska, WY,Idaho etc along I-80.
Also, How is driving though mountains during late November?? Any precautions I should take, Do I need to buy snow chains for tires?
Please give me suggestions... I have never done such a long trip before and bit nervous about it.
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Old 11-16-2016, 07:59 AM
 
Location: On the sunny side of a mountain
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Put plenty of extra time in your drive to allow for weather delays. Upload the each states traffic app to check for closures and conditions, pack blankets, water and food incase you get stuck. I'm always of the opinion that if you need to put chains on your tires you shouldn't be driving, stop for the night and wait it out. If there has been snow or freezing rain be careful of black ice, avoid driving at night or pushing it for more hours than you are comfortable with.

Sorry about all the scary stuff but take the road conditions seriously, in all likelihood the drive will probably be fine, but it's always better to be prepared.

In Idaho I like to stay in Twin Falls, the LaQuinta is really nice and has a great breakfast, it's right above a great park on the river which is well worth a walk around.
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Old 11-19-2016, 10:23 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Windmill State Park, NE (wayside / rest area on I 80, near Minden, Pioneer Village takes a day, but used to have free admission with camping or motel.)

Ole's big game bar in Paxson, NE. Sit and chat with an 'ole-timer' waitress!
Cabela's in Sidney, NE (discount corner)

Watch weather for Sherman Pass (between Cheyenne and Laramie)

Between Laramie an Rawlins can have Black Ice. And 80 mph cross winds.

I like to take ,Snowy Range if I have a couple extra hours and weather is good. Then I do Saratoga hot springs.

I also take the loop through Bear Lake and Lava Hot springs, Idaho. If I have time.


I drive a lot of I-80 at night. Usually all night, then nap by poolside during the day.
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