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Old 11-12-2011, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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I'm driving home to the Memphis area from my new home (Seattle) for Thanksgiving this year. I've done lots of long road trips, but not this one before, and never this close to winter out west...
I'm in desperate need of advice on which route is best:
Seattle -> Spokane -> Missoula -> S Dakota & down ...OR...
Seattle -> Boise -> Salt Lake City -> Cheyenne -> Lincoln & down.

I've waited up until this wk to plan my route because the weather is so unpredictable this time of year, and now I'm seeing that it looks like snow starting next week in just about every direction... I don't really have much of a choice, in an SUV with no 4wd or anything, so what's my best bet?

Can someone give me some idea as to what the roads are like along these routes? I'm leaning towards heading to SLC from Seattle & going across southern Wyoming to Nebraska, so any info on how the highways are this time of year would be especially appreciated...

Thanks so much in advance
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Old 11-12-2011, 04:58 PM
 
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Have you done a cost comparison of the gas and time it would take to drive vs. fly? If it were CA or closer, sure, driving is fun. But Memphis? Just for Thanksgiving? That said, I would take the more Southern route just in case of weather.
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Old 11-12-2011, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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I'm driving my dad's car back to him and buying a new car down there, so that's a big reason for the road trip.. that, & I just love any excuse for a good road trip
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Old 11-12-2011, 05:16 PM
 
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That makes sense, then I would do the Boise, SLC, Lincoln route.
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