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Mark Atwood
Am I crazy?
According to MapQuest, driving from home to my parent's home near Salt Lake City is only twelve hours.

Would I be insane to try it in December?

Update: I'm going to do it.
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intrepid_reason From: intrepid_reason Date: November 24th, 2004 12:36 am (UTC) (Link)
Probably, but then I know lots of people who do it. Make sure you have your chains. You have 4wd don't you?
wurtmann From: wurtmann Date: November 24th, 2004 12:46 am (UTC) (Link)


Well, most likely. However, your dad went to Arizona last year after Christmas. That was north, not south. We drove from Moscow Idaho to SLC before Brent was born. We left on the night of the 25th and drove all night so children could sleep. We then spent New Years in SL. We wanted to spend Christmas day at our home there. It hadn't snowed in Idaho that year until Christmas and I remember positively it was snowing on the way home. We had good tires. I can't believe it is only 12 hours to Seattle. It seemed like it was 12 hours to Moscow. The advantage is no airport security or lines. The disadvantage is miles, weather, roads, etc
wurtmann From: wurtmann Date: November 24th, 2004 12:48 am (UTC) (Link)

Wrong direction

I meant last year your dad went south not north.
tonyawinter From: tonyawinter Date: November 24th, 2004 12:59 am (UTC) (Link)
12 hours in good weather, I imagine. But with the right car and chains its doable.
riverheart From: riverheart Date: November 24th, 2004 01:15 am (UTC) (Link)
If you have an emergency kit with you (water, blanket, food, flashlight, emergency heat packs), chains, 4wd, common sense, and stamina, I see no reason not to try it.
sarmonster From: sarmonster Date: November 24th, 2004 02:29 am (UTC) (Link)
Hard to believe considering it took us 13 hours to get to Yellowstone, but Heck yeah! Go for it!

20 minutes at Jiffy Lube, get lots of good music at the ready, & you're good to go.
wyckhurst From: wyckhurst Date: November 24th, 2004 03:50 am (UTC) (Link)
Why not fly and then rent a car? :-D
fallenpegasus From: fallenpegasus Date: November 24th, 2004 07:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Because I'm really starting to hate flying. Between the airports, having to be at the airport 2 hours before departure, constraining my luggage, and having to get frisked by the TSA...

Plus then having to rent a car in SLC.
wyckhurst From: wyckhurst Date: November 24th, 2004 07:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Get some books on tape. You'll be set. :-)
jatg From: jatg Date: November 24th, 2004 05:12 am (UTC) (Link)

I would check...

...the price of gas vs the cost of a plane ticket!

I drove to San Fran which was a 12 hour jaunt...but the gas made it more spendy than just flying there and renting a car.
wyckhurst From: wyckhurst Date: November 24th, 2004 07:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: I would check...

We drove to California last year and we figured out that it would have been cheaper to fly & then rent a car. Plus we'd have had more time there.

Sometimes it's just a wash and a personal preference thing.
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