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Old 02-15-2007, 09:29 AM
 
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Hey my name is Feli and im new here but i was trying to find out if its safe to drive from miami to san diego in this time of the year...and i ran across this website...
i drove from san diego to miami 6 months ago but now i gotta drive back on the 22nd of february(exactly a week from today) and i was wondering if anyone here has done it in this time of the year and wuts ur opinion???
well thank you,

Feli
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Old 02-15-2007, 11:13 AM
 
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Hey my name is Feli and im new here but i was trying to find out if its safe to drive from miami to san diego in this time of the year...and i ran across this website...
i drove from san diego to miami 6 months ago but now i gotta drive back on the 22nd of february(exactly a week from today) and i was wondering if anyone here has done it in this time of the year and wuts ur opinion???
well thank you,

Feli
Probably - not really tornado season - though you'd never know it from recent weather and usually not snowy. You could always look on the weather channel for the extended outlook. Be safe!
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Old 02-15-2007, 06:24 PM
 
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I did this drive round-trip towing a boat several times in the 1980's-90's Feb/Mar, and it was OK the whole way.

You may encounter strong desert rainstorms enroute across TX, NM, AZ and SEastern CA, which can limit visibility and/or flood the highway for awhile. Best to find the next town or roadside stop and let the weather move on through, which it will in a little while, as the storms are generally fast moving fronts. You will be too far South for snow/ice enroute.
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Old 02-15-2007, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland area
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Wow! That's litterally across the country!

Highways are usually safe.. Just know the right exits to get off when you need to get gas before you wind up somewhere you don't want to be.
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Old 02-15-2007, 09:01 PM
 
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Late February is a great time of year to drive across I-10 from FL to CA. It's probably your last chance before air conditioning season begins. Depending on how many hours a day you are willing to drive, it will probably take about 5 days. Hope you've got cruise control and plenty of tunes to bring along.
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Old 02-15-2007, 10:26 PM
 
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Definitely bring a cell phone, music, maps, snacks, and be sure to always have at the very least 1/4 tank of gas as there are large swaths at times in between gas stations (or any sign of life really), especially if you head down towards the south/central Texas route. Cruise control will become your best friend. I had never used it prior to driving cross country, but my foot started to ache and it was nice to let the car do the work for me. It's a pretty long drive. I was looking forward to doing it by myself just to be able to talk to myself, sing loudly, and I figured it would give me the chance to be alone with my thoughts, and it did. I thought about every single thing there was to think about.....twice.
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Old 02-16-2007, 09:09 AM
 
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Definitely bring a cell phone, music, maps, snacks, and be sure to always have at the very least 1/4 tank of gas as there are large swaths at times in between gas stations (or any sign of life really), especially if you head down towards the south/central Texas route. Cruise control will become your best friend. I had never used it prior to driving cross country, but my foot started to ache and it was nice to let the car do the work for me. It's a pretty long drive. I was looking forward to doing it by myself just to be able to talk to myself, sing loudly, and I figured it would give me the chance to be alone with my thoughts, and it did. I thought about every single thing there was to think about.....twice.
Dullnboring, I can so relate to this I drove from SA, TX to Sacramento CA. in 1989 and I remember the long stright roads in AZ and NM. And I bet you looked out the window and said "Wow, what a great country I live in" I did It was freedom.
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Old 02-16-2007, 09:22 AM
 
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My brother-in-law just drove from NM to Miami this past weekend with no problems. You should be ok, if you are worried check the weather report before you leave, so you have an idea of what to expect each day. Have fun!
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Old 02-17-2007, 12:44 AM
 
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Dullnboring, I can so relate to this I drove from SA, TX to Sacramento CA. in 1989 and I remember the long stright roads in AZ and NM. And I bet you looked out the window and said "Wow, what a great country I live in" I did It was freedom.
Yeah, for me the stretch from around one hour west of San Antonio til El Paso was the most desolate piece of roadway I had ever seen. At one point, I went over 45 minutes without seeing any sort of life; no cars, no gas stations, no homes, no freaky hitchhikers or anything. I took this opportunity to see just how fast I could go in my car. It was fascinating but also sort of eerie. Coming from the relatively mashed together East Coast, it was hard to wrap my head around the fact when looking at my map that the next town wouldn't be for some 70 miles, and even then, we're talking a blip on the map home to maybe 200 people. That part of the country is just so beautiful and it's interesting sort of tracking the progression in terms of climate, vegetation and landscape as you drive from sort of lush southern bayou country, slowly into the arid southwest.
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Old 08-16-2011, 08:13 AM
 
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does anyone know what is the safest and easiest road to take from miami to CA?
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